Georgia Highlands College

Lecture meets Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Lab 8:00 p.m. Monday & Wednesday
CRN: 80711

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INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Jeff Hargett

Since the instructor is an adjunct (part-time) faculty member regular office hours are not kept. Email is the most efficient method of contact.


BIOL 2122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisite: BIOL 2121 with a grade of C or better

Biology 2121 and 2122 constitute a sequence in which the students are reviewed in basic concepts of biology and biochemistry (cell theory, cell structure, cell metabolism, and cell reproduction) before proceeding to a detailed study of the normal histology, gross anatomy, and physiology of each body system within the human organism. Emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms as they relate to health and disease. Laboratory study includes examination of life-sized models, prepared tissue slides, and preserved specimen, with analysis of physiological processes within the students' bodies by EEG and ECG.

The purpose of the sequence is to provide the students with a basic overview of vocabulary, theory, principles, and hands-on experience in the subject matter in order to support the practical, clinical and technical requirements of the programs which include BIOL 2121 and 2122 in the curriculum.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:Science Team Goal: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of at least one scientific discipline, and an understanding of the interplay between theory and experimentation and observations undergirding those concepts.

1. Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its informational content.
2. Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its terminology.
3. Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its commonly used units of measurement.
4. Students will demonstrate the ability to operate basic instrumentation, gather data, analyze data, and generate conclusions in a laboratory or observational setting.
5. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply discipline content to problem solving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Identify, describe, and explain the structures and physiology of the circulatory system..
2. Identify, describe, and explain the structure and physiology of the lymphatic system..
3. Identify, describe, and explain the structure and physiology of the respiratory system.
4. Identify, describe, and explain the structure and physiology of the digestive system.
5. Identify, describe, and explain the physiology of cellular metabolism as it relates to digestion..
6. Identify, describe, and explain the structures and function of the urinary system.
7. Identify, describe, and explain structures and function of the endocrine system.
8. Identify, describe, and explain the structures and function of the reproductive system.
9. Identify, describe, and explain the physiology of embryonic development.

The currently REQUIRED TEXT for success in the BIOL 2121-2122 sequence is Human Anatomy & Physiology, by Elaine Marieb, Addison Wesley Longman. This text is marketed with CD-ROM and internet support which will be valuable as study support. If you purchased another book last year, you may still use this text. This text is marketed with a tutorial CD-ROM, “MediaPak” which will be valuable as a study tool.

The text is a comprehensive resource that will help you for the rest of your health-related career. For this course the text provides definitions of terms, detailed discussion of concepts, tables and charts useful to summarize the information. Especially valuable are the many photographs and sketches of anatomical structures. You will use these sketches and photographs in lecture and in lab.

THE LABORATORY MANUAL is also required. The lab format will follow the laboratory activities in the online Lab Manual (See link at the bottom of this page). Students should access the lab pages and print them as they need them.

Lecture attendance will be recorded for advisory purposes and administrative record keeping. You may be asked to sign an attendance page each date you attend. Attendance in lab is required and will be recorded. Failure to attend lab will result in the loss of all points for that lab activity.

GRADING: There will be no "re-tests" or extra-credit assignments to improve grades.
Grades will be computed on this basis:

NOTE: In order to calculate your percentage grade for a particular test, the number of questions you answered correctly is divided by the total number of questions on the test, then multiply by 100:
# correct divided by # possible X 100 = % Correct/Grade

AVERAGE: 90 or above = A
80 or above = B
70 or above = C
60 or above = D
Below 60 = F

The lab grade will be derived as the average of three grades: two lab practicals and a grade that equals the highest of the two practicals. Each lab practical is worth 100 points and will be administered during your normally scheduled lab time.

There are no make-up labs. If an emergency (DOCTOR'S NOTE REQUIRED) causes you to miss a lab practical, email or call as soon as possible so that the makeup practical can be arranged. If you do not, it cannot be made up. You are responsible for learning any missed material from your lab-mates during subsequent labs.

If a lecture test must be missed for a good reason (medical, court, etc.), a make-up test over the material missed may be administered at the discretion of the instructor. There will be no "re-takes" or extra credit. Only one missed test per semester will be allowed.

This message applies only to students receiving financial aid: "Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student's financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form".


Any withdrawals after the drop date result in WF unless the Academic Vice-President's office gives approval for a hardship non-punitive withdrawal. Such a decision is made cooperatively between myself and the Academic Vice-President's office. (Having a less-than-desirable grade average is not reason enough for a hardship case. Make a decision based on grade before mid-quarter.) In order to withdraw, a green course withdrawal form or a complete withdrawal form must be obtained from the Admissions & Records Office, filled out by the student, and signed by the instructor (for course withdrawal) or Admissions (for complete withdrawal). If this paperwork is not done, then you are considered still enrolled in the course and will get an F even if you don't participate at all. Do not expect a grade change from F to W once it is on the permanent transcript (following the close of the quarter).

Early Grades Statement:

"GHC offers a variety of part-of-term classes to allow our students to have flexible schedules. However, there are only 3 semesters each year; Spring, Summer, and Fall. It is only at the end of each Semester that grades are rolled into academic history and available on the official transcript. After each part-of-term, as soon as instructors have entered grades, they may be viewed by logging into the SCORE ( Transcripts may also be requested at any other time by logging into the SCORE. Prior to the end of term, should a student need an early grade letter sent to another institution thay may complete the request form and submit it to the Registrar's office for processing ( Please contact the Registrar's Office at if you need any assistance.

Academic Integrity:
Cheating is strictly prohibited. Use of, or possession of, "cheat sheets", copying of tests, and giving or getting answers from anyone else will be considered cheating and will result in a grade of zero on the test or assignment to all involved. Policies on student conduct and academic integrity are in the College's "Student Rights and Responsibilities" document which can be accessed at the following URL:

Extended Absences:
Extended absences will be handled in accordance with the Georgia Highlands Extended Absence Policy. Students, who have circumstances that prevent them from continuing to attend classes over an extended period of time, sometimes request that the faculty member permit them to submit work in absentia to receive credit to complete the course. If the concurrent absences will constitute more than 15% of the class sessions for the term, then written permission from the Academic Dean is required before any course assignments can be completed while missing class. The student must be in good academic standing in the course to make the request. All approved coursework must be completed by the end of the semester in which the course was begun.

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability, please feel free to discuss this with the instructor early in the term. Georgia Highlands College has resources available for students with certain disabilities. Accommodations may be made (such as providing materials in alternate formats, assuring physical access to classrooms, or being sensitive to interaction difficulties that my be posed by communication and/or learning disabilities) through Student Support Services on all campuses. For more information please contact: Cartersville 678-872-8004; Douglasville and Floyd 706-368-7536; Marietta 678-915-5021; Paulding 678-946-1029."

LAB Statement:
Since this course involves a laboratory component, there are specific safety issues that students need to be aware of (such as use of lab coats and/or safety goggles) It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all such issues and act ina an extremely cautious manner to avoid any potential causes for accidents in the laboratory. GHC is not liable for any accident in the lab due to negligence on the part of any individual.



General Behavior:

Please be courteous and mindful of your fellow classmates. Please turn off all cell phones. I do not mind the use of tape recorders during lecture unless they become a distraction.

In the event of weather related cancellation of classes, the schedule will pick up the sequence of lectures herein described as classes resume. The semester may then be extended, or "double" lectures designed as we go. If we have covered all material for a test, the test will be given on the first day back.


This is a tentative schedule an may have to be modified as the need arises. Listen closely in class for updates and changes to this schedule.

Mon. 8/20 Orientation, Blood
Wed. 8/22 Blood
Mon. 8/27 Heart
Wed. 8/29 Heart
Mon. 9/3 No Class (Labor Day Holiday) No LAB THIS WEEK
Wed. 9/5 Test 1
Mon. 9/10 Blood vessels/Circulation
Wed. 9/12 Circulation
Mon. 9/17
Circulation/Blood Pressure
Wed. 9/19 Lymphatic Sytem
Mon. 9/24 Lymphatic System
Wed. 9/26 TEST 2
Mon. 10/1 Respiratory System / LAB Practical 1
Wed. 10/3 Respiratory System
Mon. 10/8 Breathing and Gases
Wed. 10/10 Digestive System / Mid-Semester: Midterm Grades
Mon. 10/15 Digestive System
Wed. 10/17 TEST 3
Mon. 10/22 Nutrition
Tue. 10/23 Last day to drop with a W
Wed. 10/24 Nutrition / Metabolism
Mon. 10/29 Metabolism
Wed. 10/31 Urinary
Mon. 11/5 TEST 4
Wed. 11/7 Class Cancelled
Mon. 11/12 Endocrine System / LAB Practical 2
Wed. 11/14 Endocrine
Mon. 11/19 Reproduction
Wed. 11/21 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
Mon. 11/26 Reproduction
Wed. 11/28 Reproduction / Embryonic Development
Mon. 12/3 TEST 5
Wed. 12/5 Makeup Tests / Review Old Tests
Mon. 12/10 Reading Day
Wed 12/12 Final Exam - 6:00 pm

Additional links to review materials may be added to this site as the course progresses.