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Biol Sci 205 - Anatomy and Physiology II - Ricardo E Rosales

Course:Anatomy and Physiology II
Professor:Ricardo E Rosales
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week



Hello! My name is Ricardo Rosales and I will be your instructor for this journey into the human body. Anatomy is a fascinating subject that will give you an understanding of how your body is built and put together. Physiology will give you an understanding of how the body works and show you how amazing the body is. I look forward to guiding you in this journey and concluding your anatomy and physiology course.

Course Description


This course continues to explores the major structural characteristics of the human body. We will start by finishing the nervous system and the unit on integration and control by completing the chapters on the special senses and the endocrine system. We will then explore the circulatory system, covering the chapters on blood, the heart, and blood vessels. In the second half of the course we will complete our survey of the major systems of the body, including the lymphatic/immune systems, the respiratory system, the digestive system and metabolism, the urinary system and water/acid-base balance, and finish with the male and female reproductive systems. 

What to Expect in this Course

This is going to be a course where you will have to stay on top of the material. There is going to be a lot of information in every chapter we cover. If you get behind, it will be difficult for you to make up that information. We will meet via ConferZoom during our scheduled times for lecture and lab. During this time I will go over the material and explain the concepts that need to be explained. This will also be the time for you to ask any questions you may have. You will have to put in a lot of hours, but this will pay off in your understanding of the material. 

Types of Assessments

Lecture exams. Lab practicals. Lab summaries. Cumulative lecture final exam.

Textbook Information

Saladin, K.S. Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, 9th ed. w/Connect McGraw Hill, 2021

Sarikas, S.N. Laboratory Investigations in Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd ed. Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2010

Other Relevant Course Information

Required materials should be obtained as soon as possible.

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 05/27/2021 Sub#: 101