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Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – ELearning Online Class
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: BSC2086
Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology II
Term/Dates: Summer 2016
Reference Number: 213442
Credit Hours: 3
Days: On Line Course
Time: On Line Course
Room: On Line Course
Course Description: A continuation of BSC 2085, the circulatory, endocrine, digestive, excretory, respiratory, and
reproductive systems of the body are studied. A grade of C or higher is required for this course to be used as a
General Education course.
Credit Hours: 3 Clock Hours:
Lecture Hours: 48
Funding Category: Advanced Professional (Transfer)
General Education Status: Yes
Gordon Rule: No
Pre-requisite Courses: BSC2085, BSC2085L (with a grade of C or higher)
Co-requisite Courses: BSC2086L (with a grade of C or higher)
Materials/equipment required by student: None
Course Effective Term: Summer 2016
Special Fees: None
Distance Learning Class Information
This course is taken completely on the Internet without attending a classroom on campus. Some courses may require
students to take examination(s) in a proctored lab setting. Before you decide to take the course via online delivery, it
is recommended that you:
Visit – http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online
to obtain Detailed Facts & Information about
Blackboard Access
 Access to your Online Course is AVAILABLE each term on the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
 Access to your Online Course will NOT BE AVAILABLE unless the course tuition is FULLY PAID
Blackboard Orientations
 How to Register for the Free Online Orientation Course: ELO1000
 Where/When to Attend On-Campus Orientation
Blackboard Tips & Tutorials
 How to Ensure your Computer is Compatible
 Ensure you Understand Examination and Assignment Rules
 Learn the Functions of Blackboard
Then Proceed To – https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
to Login to your Course (not available before the first day of class) using the same
USERNAME and PASSWORD you used to register for classes.
For Additional Information and Notices Visit – http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning
Professor’s Information
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Name: Dr. Silvio Arango-Jaramillo
Telephone: 561-207-5072
Faculty Web Page:
Office Location: SC 252
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours:
No office hours during Summer term.
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Anatomy & Physiology. The Unity of
Form and Function.
Edition Author
Saladin K.S.
McGraw Hill
ISBN-10: 0073403717
ISBN-13: 9780073403717
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
The Power Points available on the On Line Blackboard system
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
General Education Learning Outcomes:
Communications - Develop effective communication skills for a variety of audiences.
Global Awareness - Exhibit a sense of social, cultural and global responsibility.
Critical Thinking - Engage in purposeful reasoning to reach sound conclusions.
Course Learning Outcomes:
As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Describe the structure and function of the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, immune, urinary, endocrine, and
reproductive systems.
Describe and differentiate between the processes of physical and chemical digestion.
Explain the cardiac cycle and conduction system, hemodynamics, and process of hemopoiesis.
Explain the physiology of internal and external respiration.
Differentiate and explain specific as opposed to non- specific immunity.
Explain counter current multiplication in the production of urine.
Explain the role played by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the regulation of hormone production.
Describe water, pH and electrolyte balance.
Describe meiosis and mitosis and distinguish between the two processes.
Explain the process of gamete formation, fertilization and development.
Methods of Assessment:
Objective Tests
Studio/Lab Performance
Group Participation
Course Core Outline
Endocrine system
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Circulatory system
Cardiovascular system - organization and function.
1. Blood - plasma and formed elements
2. Heart anatomy and physiology
Vessel anatomy and physiology
Cardiovascular potpourri - blood pressure, blood flow, cardiac output, congestive heart failure.
Lymphatic system - organization and function
l. Lymph
2. Lymphatic vessels
3. Lymph nodes and nodules
4. Spleen, thymus gland and tonsils
Respiratory system
Respiratory anatomy - organization and general function.
Respiratory physiology
Gas transport and exchange
Urinary system and Fluid/electrolyte and pH homeostasis
Urinary anatomy - organization and general function.
Urinary physiology
Digestive System.
Digestive anatomy - organization and general function.
Mechanical digestion
Chemical digestion
Assimilation, absorption and metabolism.
Nutritional principles
Reproductive Systems and Human Development
Schedule in detail:
Unit # 1
Endocrine System. Chapter 17.
The Circulatory System. Blood. Chapter 18.
Exam # 1, Assignments, and Discussions # 1 and 2.
Unit # 2
The Circulatory System. The Heart. Chapter 19.
The Circulatory System. Blood Vessels and Circulation. Chapter 20.
Exam # 2, Assignments, and Discussions # 3 and 4.
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Unit # 3
The Lymphatic and Immune System. Chapter 21.
The Respiratory System. Chapter 22.
Exam # 3, Assignments, and Discussions # 5 and 6.
Unit # 4
The Urinary System. Chapter 23.
Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base balance. Chapter 24.
Exam # 4, Assignments, and Discussions # 7 and 8.
Unit # 5
The Digestive System. Chapter 25.
Nutrition and Metabolism. Chapter 26.
Exam # 5, Assignments, and Discussions # 9 and 10
Unit # 6
The Male Reproductive System. Chapter 27.
The Female Reproductive System. Chapter 28.
and Human Development. Chapter 29.
Exam # 6, Assignments, and Discussions # 11 and 12.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
This course goes divided in 6 units, and each unit will have two chapters, starting with Chapter 17 and 18, except the last
one, Unit # 6 which will have the last 3 chapters, Chapter 27, 28 & 29.
Approximately each week we will cover one unit which corresponds to two chapters (except unit 6, the last one, which
contains Ch. 27, 28, and Ch. 29 together) of the power point presentations which appear in the Blackboard version 9.1,
as Lessons, and with the complementary information in the textbook.
The class schedule is open flexible and divided in the 6 units of the course, approximately every week you need to
submit the two assignments, and two discussions of every unit. There are 6 exams, and you need to take the
corresponding exam before the respective deadline, one exam every week.
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Cheating or Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If any participant is found violating this rule, the whole exercise ( exam,
assignment or discussion) will be graded with a zero, and the person will be reported to the Dean for Student Services
for the corresponding disciplinary action from the college.
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Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Exams: (All of them open only for 30 minutes, but the window could be day and night at your convenience during the
specific days).
Exam # 1, for Ch. 17 and Ch. 18: From Monday, May 16, to Sunday, May 22.
Exam # 2, for Ch. 19, Ch. 20: From Sunday, May 22, to Sunday, May 29.
Exam # 3, for Ch. 21, Ch. 22: From Sunday, May 29, to Sunday, June 5.
Exam # 4, for Ch. 23, Ch. 24: From Sunday, June 5, to Sunday, June 12.
Exam # 5, for Ch. 25, Ch. 26: From Sunday, June 12, to Sunday, June 19.
Exam # 6, for Ch. 27, and 28 & 29: From Sunday, June 19, to Sunday, June 26.
Windows and Deadlines for Assignments and Discussions:
Assignments and Discussions # 1, and 2 for Chs. 17 and 18: From Monday, May 16, to Sunday, May 22.
Assignments and Discussions # 3, and 4, for Chs. 19, and 20: From Sunday, May 22, to Sunday, May 29.
Assignments and Discussions # 5 and 6, For Chs. 21, and 22: From Sunday, May 29, to Sunday, June 5.
Assignments and Discussions # 7, and 8, For Chs. 23 and 24: From Sunday, June 5, to Sunday, June 12.
Assignments and Discusssions # 9, and 10, For Chs. 25 and 26: From Sunday, June 12, to Sunday, June 19.
Assignments and Discussions # 11, and 12, For Chs. 27, 28, and 29: From Sunday, June 19, to Sunday, June 26.
The grading scale is based upon the total of 100 points possible, obtained in 6 multiple choice exams, with 20 questions
each, approximately one exam every week, 12 assignments, approximately two per week, and 12 brief discussions,
approximately two every week. All the exams have a value of 45 % of the final grade for the course, the assignments will
have a value of also 45 % of the course grade, and the discussions will have 10 % of the value of the course grade.
The grading scale is based upon the total of 100 points possible, obtained in 6 multiple choice exams, with 20 questions
each, 12 assignments, and 12 brief discussions. All the exams have a value of 45 % of the final grade for the entire
course, the assignments have a value of 45 %, and the discussions a value of 10 %.
Here is one example of how the grades will be calculated automatically by the system according to those percentages:
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If you get an average grade of your 6 exams like this: 90 + 80 + 80 + 80 + 90 + 100: Total is 520. Average: 520/ 6 = 86.6
Since the average of exams has a value of 45 %, you need to multiply that average by 0.45 (or 45%) which gives you 38.9
If your average of assignments was 100 (meaning that in each one of the assignments you got 100, you also need to
multiply that average for 0.45 (or 45 %) which gives you 45 points.
If your average of Discussions was 100 (meaning that in each one of the discussions you got 100, you also need to
multiply that average for 0.10 ( or 10 %) which gives you 10 points.
Finally, you need to add those 3 values of the points for exams, assignments, and discusssions, and you will end up with
the final grade for the entire course, like this: 38.9 points for exams, + 45 points for assignments, + 10 points for
discussions: 38.9 + 45 + 10 = 93.9 points out of 100 possible, which will be an A in the course.
Do not forget that the grades are automatically calculated by the system based on the average for exams, assignments
or discussions, thus, if you get the same grade for several exams or assignments,or discussions, you will not see a change
in the total grade, because the average is not changing. You will see a total change only when you get a different grade
in one of those 3 components.
The final grade is given when you completed all the exams, assignments , and discussions before the mandatory
deadlines. If you do not take them before the deadline, the system will give you a zero ( 0.00) which will produce a
significant change in your final grade. Any total grade which appears in the system before the last deadline, is not the
real final grade, only the one that you see after the last deadline, and after all the grades have been given by the
professor for all the exams, assignments, and discussions, will be your real final grade.
The grades for exams are showing automatically immediately after you finish the test. The grades for assignments and
discussions, have to be graded one by one by the professor, and may take even a week to get them, except for the last
Each exam has 20 multiple choice questions which must be answered in a period of a total of 30 minutes. But the exams
can be taken during a window of about two weeks at your convenience. But once you decided the day and the time to
take the exam during that period or window, the exam will be open for only 30 minutes. There is only one attemp, and
there will be no extentions of the deadlines established below in this syllabus. All the participants should be aware that
they have to use a reliable computer to avoid any technical difficulties during the 30 minutes of the exams. In the
extreme case of a technical problem opening the exam or during the process of answering it, the participant should
inform the Professor through the MAIL system in Blackboard, as soon as it is possible, and provide the specifics of the
technical problem in maximum detail. The blackboard system has a sophisticated way to examine those technical
records and determine what exactly happened, at what time, for how long, and what was the possible cause etc. In case
that the surveillance system corroborates the written complaint, the professor will take the final determination about
the issue. I strongly recommend to avoid this problems by taking the exams in reliable computers and places, as close as
possible to complete safety of technical problems, because in many cases the participant will have to deal with a
negative decision about the grade for such exam. One exam will represent a preliminary value of 100 points which will
be averaged at the end of the course by an automatic blackboard computed system, that will consider that average as
the 45 % of the total value of the grade for the entire course. The other 45 % , will come from the average of the grade
for the so called research assignments, and the other 10 % from the average grade of the discussion questions, for the
total possible grade of 100 points.
Grades will be calculated by the following: A=90-100, B= 80-89, C= 70-79, D= 60-69, F= below 60.
Letter Grade
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90 - 100
80 - 89
70 - 79
60 - 69
Below 60
Percentage (if applicable)
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Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
All the participants must demonstrate that they have opened and start working the course in the On Line Blackboard
system version during the first week of the term. Every participant must check the MAIL system in Blackboard at least
once a week. Every participant must take the exams, assignments, and discussions, following the deadlines stated
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
No special one. This is a pure On Line course.
Late Assignment Policy:
No additional time after the deadlines established.
Make-up Exam Policy:
No Make-up for the exams, Assignments, and Discussions. Make up tests are only given in extreme emergency
situations, officialy certified with the precise reliable documentation, which prove the total impossibility of fullfilling one
of the deadlines for exams, assignments, and discussions. Or proof from the E Learning office technical personnel, that
there was a technical problem with blackboard or the computer that you were using, and that the computer
sophisticated surveillance used by the E learning Office was able to corroborate the technical problem. After that s/he
has to request the approval from the Professor to get an alternative solution. Do not forget that the blackboard record is
able to show extreme detail information about the day and time, and how you have navegated the program and the
computer that you atre using. If the petition is approved by the Profesor, the student is responsible
for the fee to take the proctored test in the Test Center. Special arrangements for make-up exams should be discussed
with, and approved by the Professor.
Withdrawal Policy:
Any serious violation of the academic policies stated in this syllabus, could be a cause for withdrawing a participant from
this course. The last day to Add or Drop is Tuesday, May 17 (100 % refund for dropped classes). The last day to withdraw
from this course with a "W" grade is Monday, June 13. (No refund).
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
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Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is Monday, June 13. (No refund). It is the
responsibility of the student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal
entitles the student to a grade of "W" in the class.
Distance Learning Requirements
Computer Systems
Your computer system resources must be compatible with the Learning Management System (LMS) used to deliver/manage course
content. System Check (analysis) is provided on the course login page at https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com. Your computer
needs to be configured per recommended settings. Failure to do so generally results in test submission and other participative
action errors. These types of errors are generally not accepted as an excuse for missed submissions.
SLC Computer Lab
If students do not have access to a computer at home, the SLC Computer Lab at a Palm Beach State campus can be used to complete
course assignments. Visit the SLC Computer Lab webpage at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/slc for location and hours.
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Student Computer & Learning Management System Skills
Students need to possess basic web-browsing skills and need to learn the functions of the Learning Management System (LMS).
Online video tutorials are provided for all major LMS functions and can be accessed from the online classroom or directly at
Course Login
Courses become accessible on the first day of class and tuition must be fully paid to obtain access. If this is your first PBSC online
course, review the Course Access Facts & Information at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online before attempting to
login to your course -- information on how to change your password and solving other login related issues is provided on this page.
Login Page: https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
Username: Your PBSC Student ID
Password: Your PBSC Password (must be 6 characters)
Online Textbook Purchase
The textbook(s) can be purchased at the PBSC Campus Bookstore or online at http://www.efollett.com.
Online Course Assistance
For assistance, contact your:
o Professor -- with Course Instructional Content (assignment/test availability dates, course instructions, etc.) issues.
o Student Helpdesk -- with Username/Password & General Access issues. Call 561-868-4000.
o Blackboard Administrator -- for Course Availability issues. Email [email protected]
Department Contact Information
Name: Dr. Silvio Arango-Jaramillo. Dept. Chair.
Dr. Robert Van Der Velde. Associate Dean.
Telephone: 561-207-5072
Job Title:
Dr. Arango-Jaramillo: Professor & Chairman.
Dr. Van Der Velde: Associate Dean.
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Office Location: SC 252
SC 160
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
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