BIO 265L: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Course Description

BIO 265L: Human Anatomy and Physiology II is the second part of a two semester course that prepares students for further study in the health and medical fields. Most students must take both the lecture portion and the lab portion to fulfill prerequisite requirements. This course is the lab course for BIO 265. It includes 11 modules that will help you learn anatomy for the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system. This course will also have some labs that cover important physiological processes in these systems. When a lab requires you to learn anatomy, you will take quizzes similar to the BIO 264 labs and fill-in-the-blank questions will appear on the lab exams. When the lab requires you to learn some physiology principles, you will be required to submit an online worksheet to have your answers graded.


This course will be organized as shown below:

Module 01: Introduction and Special Senses

Module 02: Cardiovascular Anatomy

Module 03: EKG, Pulses, and Blood Pressure

Module 04: Blood Lab

Module 05: Respiratory System and Lung Volumes

Module 06: Respiratory and Digestive System Anatomy

Module 07: Autonomic Nervous System Case Study

Module 08: Urinalysis

Module 09: Metabolism Lab

Module 10: Endocrine Case Study

Module 11: Urinary and Reproductive System Anatomy

Required Materials

This course will supply all of the reading and online study material that you will need to pass the course. There is no required textbook; however, students often report that they invest significant funds in printing the lab manual files so that they can be stored in a binder. While students are not required to do this, it is recommended that the lab manual be printed and referred to often.

Computer with Internet Access

It is your responsibility to arrange use of a computer with Internet access. (The higher speed you have for your Internet access, the easier the course will be for you to complete.)

** Online Only Students** Microphone and Earphones

You are required to have a microphone for your computer and a set of earphones that will work with your computer and the online meeting tool (Adobe Connect).


The course grade will be determined by the following graded assignments:


Lab Worksheet Assignments

You will have several lab assignments in addition to learning anatomy. The questions are short answer and essay. They will be graded by the instructor and/or TA and only allow for one attempt. Watch for deadlines as late assignments are not accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: When writing responses to the questions in the lab assignments, the response must be in your own words. Do not copy an answer from information online—unless it is cited—and only for a portion of your explanation. In addition, while group work is encouraged, do not use the same wording for your answer as your partner(s). Doing either of these is considered academic dishonesty.

Academic Dishonesty

There are other forms of academic dishonesty besides cheating and plagiarism. Please read through the examples listed. This is not an all-inclusive list but is a sample of what is still considered dishonest, including sharing course quiz questions with online quiz and testing sites.

From the Student Honor Office:

Inadvertent plagiarism involves the inappropriate, but unintentional, use of another's words, ideas, or data without proper attribution. Although not a violation of the Honor Code, it is a form of academic misconduct for which an instructor can impose appropriate academic sanctions.

Proctored Exams

**This course includes three proctored exams.**

Online students are required to take BIO 265L exams in I-learn using a built-in proctoring service called Proctorio. Students will not need to find their own proctor.

In Module 1, you will download the required plug-in to take the proctored exams.

Please post exam or proctoring questions on the Questions and Conversations discussion board.

Grading Scale:

Course Policies

You should read the following course policies, and make sure that you understand what these policies mean to you regarding your interactions with the instructor and other students in this course. If you have questions about any of these policies, you should contact your instructor immediately.

Course Assignments

Since BIO 265L is a one credit course, at the minimum, you should spend 2–3 hours a week to complete all the learning activities for each module. However, please be advised that 2–3 hours a week may not be enough for you to successfully learn everything that you need to know, so depending on your familiarity with the material, be aware that you may need to spend more dedicated time each week to study and practice the material. It is common for students to spend upwards of 6–10 hours in order to receive an "A" or "B."

In order to keep up with the assignments and learn the most from this class, you should make sure you schedule regular time each day to study. With this course, there is no "time off" for holidays that might occur during the week. Consequently, you should make sure to arrange your study schedule so that any holiday activities do not keep you from completing learning activities.

Late Policy

Students should not ask instructors to extend deadlines or allow makeups. However, it is understood that emergencies happen. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor of such emergencies.

Personal Honor

In this class, our interactions with each other should be guided at all times by the following principles of personal honor:

Principles of Personal Honor: "True at all Times"

You should make sure that you understand the above principles of personal honor. It is important for all class members to strive to follow the above principles in our associations with one another.

If you have any questions about how personal honor is related to academic honesty or the university's Dress and Grooming Standards, you may visit the University Standards web page ( to get more information.

Students with Disabilities

BYU-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact Disability Services by phone at (208) 496-9210 or via email at Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by this office. If you need assistance or feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established policy and procedures. Contact the Human Resources Office at (208) 496-1700 or via email at

Sexual Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program which receives federal funds, including federal loans and grants. Title IX also covers student-to-student sexual harassment. If you encounter unlawful sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination, please contact the Human Resources Office at (208) 496-1700 or via email at


The instructor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus at any time during the semester in order to adapt to changing course needs. You will be notified prior to any changes that may take place.