Course: Biology I



The City University of New York

Department of Science

Anatomy & Physiology II                                                                                                    Lecture hours: 3

Bio 426-142                                                                                                                            Lab hours: 3

Summer 2020 May 26-July 9                                                                                               Credits: 4



Instructor Information: Chirag Raval, PhD                                                



Course Description

This is the second semester of a two-semester course that explores the human body as an integrated, functional complex of systems.  Terminology, structure and function of each organ system, and the interrelationships between systems are emphasized.



BIO 425 & CHE 118 or CHE 121, or departmental approval

NOTE:  BIO 426 does not meet the science requirement in the liberal arts curriculum.


Course Learner Learning Outcomes Measurements     
1.  Learners will be able to explain the relationship between anatomical features and functions of each organ system. 1.  Quizzes and examinations.
2.  Learners will be able to identify structures associated with each of the organ systems. 2.  Laboratory exercises and virtual lab activities and practicals.


3.  Learners will be able to discuss concepts related to anatomy and physiology which can be applied to disease states. 3.  Quizzes and examinations.




  General Education Learning Outcomes Measurements


Quantitative Reasoning- Learners will be able to use quantitative skills and the concepts and methods of mathematics to solve problems. Laboratory exercises and mathematically based test questions.


Scientific Reasoning- Learners will be able to apply the concepts and methods of the natural sciences. Learners will assimilate class and laboratory information in order to answer questions related to the health field.



Evaluation of Learners: The course will be graded on the following:

  • Lecture: 70% 
    • Tests (13)                               50%
    • Midterm Exam                      10%
    • Final Exam                            10%
  • Lab:       30%
    • Connect Assignments           10%
    • Lab Manual –                        10%
    • Discussion Board –               10%


Use of Technology:

  • Blackboard and on-line textbook (Connect) module.
  • Other technology will be required per the instructor for supplementing online lectures and lab activities.


Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, (8th edition), by Saladin, Kenneth S., McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2017.

Choose one of the following versions:

  • Custom Loose-Leaf with ConnectPlus: ISBN #9781307004717 ($179.55, College Bookstore)
  • Hardcover version with ConnectPlus: ISBN #9781260231373 ($214.25, College Bookstore)
  • e-text with ConnectPlus: through instructor’s Connect website ($125 – BEST PRICE)

Note this is the same text as was used in Bio 425. Connect accounts from Bio425 are still active.


Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual for BIO 426 (BMCC custom version), by Goodwyn, L. and Salm, S., Morton Publishing Company, 2014:

  • BMCC custom version: ISBN # 9781617313462 ($44.65, only available from the College Bookstore. Learners should order their lab manual ASAP and it will be mailed to them from the Bookstore.


McGraw-Hill ConnectPlus: on-line course material for Anatomy and Physiology, 8th ed. (packaged with BMCC custom loose-leaf or hardcover edition or available from the publisher’s website).

COLLEGE BOOKSTORE (all books can be ordered online):

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Counseling Center, room S343, 212‐220‐8140. Counselors assist Learners in addressing psychological and adjustment issues (i.e., depression, anxiety, and relationships) and can help with stress, time management and more. Counselors are available for walk‐in visits.

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Class Participation

Participation in the academic activity of each course is a significant component of the learning process and plays a major role in determining overall Learner academic achievement. Academic activities may include, but are not limited to, attending class, submitting assignments, engaging in in-class or online activities, taking exams, and/or participating in group work. Each instructor has the right to establish their own class participation policy, and it is each Learner’s responsibility to be familiar with and follow the participation policies for each course.

BMCC Policy on Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Statement

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s ideas, words or artistic, scientific, or technical work as one’s own creation. Using the idea or work of another is permissible only when the original author is identified. Paraphrasing and summarizing, as well as direct quotations, require citations to the original source. Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional. Lack of dishonest intent does not necessarily absolve a Learner of responsibility for plagiarism. Learners who are unsure how and when to provide documentation are advised to consult with their instructors. The library has guides designed to help Learners to appropriately identify a cited work. The full policy can be found on BMCC’s Web site, For further information on integrity and behavior, please consult the college bulletin, available online:


LECTURE SESSION           TOPICS                                                         CHAPTER

1                                              Blood                                                                18

2                                              Heart                                                                19

3                                              Heart/Blood Vessels                                     19-20

4                                              Blood Vessels/Blood Pressure                    20

5                                              Lymphatic/Immune System                        21

6                                              Respiratory System                                       22

7                                              Urinary System                                               23

8                                              Urinary/Water, Electrolyte and                  23

Acid-Base Balance                                         24

9                                              Digestive System                                            25

10                                            Nutrition and Metabolism                            26

11                                            Male Reproductive System                            27

12                                            Female Reproductive System                       28

13                                            Development, Growth and Aging                 29



LAB SESSION                      TOPICS                                                         PAGES

1                                  Blood and Blood Cells                                               1-10

2                                  The Heart/Heart Dissection                                        19-26

3                                  Blood Vessels                                                             27-37

4                                  Cardiovascular Physiology                                         39-45

5                                  Immune System                                                          47-56

6                                  Respiratory Anatomy                                                 57-65

7                                  Respiratory Physiology                                              67-78

8                                  Urinary System/Kidney Dissection                            79-87

9                                  Digestive System                                                        89-97

10                                Fetal Pig Dissection                                                   99-107

11                                 Female Reproduction                                                 109-116

12                                Male Reproductive                                                     119-124

13                                Fertilization and Early Development                         127-135

***Notes for distance classes:

  • Online labs will include a combination of lab manual activities on inclusive pages and virtual simulations and/or videos to substitute “wet lab” activities, including dissections.
  • Hemocytometer lab (pp. 11-18) can be simulated at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Online practical examinations are at the discretion of the instructor.



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