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BIOSCI-205-56780 - Human Anatomy/Physiology II - Shannon Patel

Course:Human Anatomy/Physiology II
Professor:Shannon Patel
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Welcome to BIOSCI 205 short course.  This is a 100% online course that begins on October 22-December10th.  This course will require an average of 12 hours per week, that includes lectures, discussion forums, group activities, and writing of laboratory reports.  This class is a short course version of the semester long BIOSCI 205.  We will meet for 8 weeks and complete the same coursework as the 16 week semester class.  There will be asynchronous lectures given and synchronous lab time.  This course is scheduled to meet online Friday 8:30 AM-3:30 PM which is mandatory.

Course Description

In this course, we will take the time to explore various systems throughout the body and learn the anatomical structures as well as the physiological mechanisms to maintain homeostasis.  There will also be a laboratory component that will coinside with the particular system being studied. 

Student Learning Outcome for Lecture: identify, describe, and draw the anatomical structures (organs, tissues, cells, cell products) for the sense organs, the endocrine system, the circulatory and cardiovascular systems, the lymphatic and immune systems, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system, and the male and female reproductive systems and evaluate the functions of each, describing the physiological mechanism by which each works to maintain health and homeostasis.

Student Learning Outcomes Laboratory material will be provided for the various systems.  Name, identify, and evaluate the functions of pertinent anatomical structures (organs, tissues, cells, cell products) for each organ system studied. 

What to Expect in this Course

In this course, you will be expected to:

~Be present and join group participation, discussion forums and zoom online conference calls when required. 

~Have the ability to complete online lectures on an individual basis, or asynchronously. 

~Turn on assignments on time.

~Treat all students in a professional manner while always using proper netiquette.

Types of Assessments

Lecture Exams: There will be four lecture exams. They will not be cumulative. Exams will consist of multiple choice, fill-in questions, short answer questions and written answer questions worth variable points to bring the total to 100 points per exam. There will be no make ups for lecture exams!

Final Exam: There will be a cumulative final exam at the end of the semester. The final will consist of multiple choice and true/false questions. A scantron will be needed for the final. There will be no make ups for the final!

Lab Practicals: Lab practicals will consist of short answer fill-in questions based on the laboratory assignments performed. The questions can be based on pictures, slides, models, physiological experiments, or preserved specimens. There are no make ups for the lab practicals.

Testing format:  All exams given this semester will be completed online by using Proctorio through Canvas.  You will need access to a personal computer or laptop for this program.  It will not work using a smartphone or tablet. 


Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Textbook: Saladin, K.S. Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, 7th ed. w/Connect. McGraw Hill, 2016

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


Other Relevant Course Information

You will need to have the required text book and laboratory manual to complete this class. 

There are also technology requirements needed for this class.  You must have regular or reliable access to the internet, that allows Google Chrome as the browser, and a word-processing program such as Microsoft Word.

You will need access to a personal computer or laptop when taking the lecture exams and lab practicals.  The program Proctorio will not work using a smartphone or tablet.    

You will also need a computer that is equipped with audio and a camera, if possible.

You must have the ability to access to the Information Management System, Canvas, that is used for the College of the Canyons and is located on the website page.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

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Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 10/17/2021 Sub#: 873