Biology Department


Dr.  Carole Wolin, Professor

Phone = 650-1424, Email =

Office = Room SN 214 within Biology office complex




General Course Information and Specific Outcomes


Course Description::   Human Anatomy and Physiology II, as described in the Montgomery College Catalog, is a "detailed study of the structure and function of the body, including digestion and metabolism, respiratory system, circulatory system and immunity, excretory system and body fluids, reproductive system, human development, and endocrine system."  The Human Anatomy and Physiology student will be able to identify all assigned body parts and explain their physiological mechanisms.  The student will be able to explain how life is maintained by integrating the body's structural design with its function.  The student will be able to apply the information provided by this course to analyze and explain new situations involving the human body.  Specific learning objectives for each chapter will be given to you in individual chapter packets.


Prerequisite:   To be enrolled in Human Anatomy and Physiology II you must have previously completed Biology 101 or Biology 107.  You must also meet assessment levels for EN101/101A and RD120.  (If you participated in the American English Language Program, you must have previously completed EL 104.)  Within the guidelines of Montgomery College's Academic Regulation 9.65, Professor Wolin will drop students from the course who do not meet the prerequisites.


Honors OptionStudents who meet the honors criteria (> 3.2 GPA, A or B in EN101/101A, and 12 college credits or permission of the Campus Honors Coordinator) have the option to take this course as an honors module.  These students will work closely with Professor Wolin on a research topic of their choosing.  An honors syllabus is available to interested students.



Instructional Materials




G. Jenkins, C. Kemnitz, and G. Tortora, Anatomy and Physiology from Science to Life

C. Allen and V. Harper, Laboratory Manual for Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Ed.


For students who have already completed BI204 and have purchased the text by Elaine Marieb, for this semester only, the following text will also be acceptable.  If you are purchasing a book this semester, please purchase the Jenkins text and Allen lab manual.

E. Marieb, Human Anatomy and Physiology, sixth edition

E. Marieb, Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, Main Version, seventh edition


Safety goggles with indirect ventilation or no ventilation ($6 goggles sold at campus bookstore for Chemistry labs)



The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit and Elson

The Bassett Atlas of Human Anatomy by Chase

Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II Laboratory Images on CD-ROM for Student Review

A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy, Student Version (Laser Professor at has best price)

Visual Dictionary of the Human Body by Dorling

Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II Laboratory Images on CD-ROM for Student Review

A.D.A.M. Interactive Physiology, student Version (Laser Professor at; mention you are a Montgomery College student for best price)



Software and Hardware Needs


We will use A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy and Interactive Physiology during in-class labs as well as the Visible Human software and Human Anatomy Images.  The software is also available in the Math-Science Learning Center and the Student Technology Center. A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy and A.D.A.M. Interactive Physiology are also available in the Medical Learning Center.



Student Services


Support Services:   The Math-Science Learning Center, located in SN101 has reinforcement materials to support this course including videos, all computer software used, and some anatomical models.  The Student Technology Center located in the Student Services Building and the Medical Learning Center (Health Science Center Rm 221) also have computer software used in the course.  The phone number for the Math-Science Learning Center is 240-567-1427, and for the Medical Learning Center is 240-567-5591.


Student Disability:  Any student who may need an accommodation due to a disability, please make an appointment to see me during my office hour. A letter from Disability Support Services
(R-CB122; G-SA175; or TP-ST120) authorizing your accommodations will be needed. Any student who may need assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation must identify to the Disability Support Services Office; guidelines for emergency evacuations for individuals with disabilities are found at


Classroom Policies


Attendance:   Full attendance in class is essential for mastering course material.  In general, you will earn better exam scores with consistent attendance.  Announcements, handouts, and lectures are provided only once.  Professor Wolin assumes you will be in class whenever she distributes any form of information.  If you do miss a class, it is your responsibility to obtain notes and handouts from classmates.  Lab activities may be made up in another lab section if materials for the activity are still available.  If you are late to lecture please be courteous to the rest of the class by quietly and discretely settling into a desk in the back of the room.  It is your responsibility to withdraw from class.  If you stop attending class, yet fail to complete all necessary paperwork to remove your name from the class roster, you will receive a grade of "F" for the semester.


Auditing Class:   The instructor of the class section will provide students auditing the course specific course responsibilities.


Lecture Behavior:   Each and every student is expected to behave in ways that promote a teaching and learning atmosphere.  Students have the right to learn; however, they do not have the right to interfere with the freedom of the faculty to teach or the rights of other students to learn.  Students will be treated respectfully in return for respectful behavior.  All in-class discussions should be carried out in a way that keeps the classroom environment respectful of the rights of others.  For example, students should not interrupt someone else who is talking regardless of whether that person is the instructor or another student.  Students should not monopolize class time by repeatedly interrupting and asking questions in a manner that hinders the learning process of others.  Students are also expected to conduct themselves in ways that create a safe learning and teaching environment that is free from such things as violence, intimidation, and harassment, including sexual harassment.  Pagers and cell phones must be silenced when in the classroom.  Please make sure that you obtain and read a copy of the current Montgomery College Student Handbook, which contains the Student Code of Conduct, described above.  Students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct.


Laboratory Behavior:   Your lab time is very limited.  To complete the labs in the allotted time, you will need to recognize, before coming to laboratory, the required anatomical structures on the diagrams in the assigned chapter and assigned lab manual activity.  Homework should be done at home!  You are expected to clean up after yourself following lab activities.  This means that you must, for example, return models to their correct counters, return prepared slides to their specific slide trays, and wash and dry dissecting tools and then return them to their assigned bins.


Laboratory Safety Procedures: 

1.       For health and cleanliness reasons, eating, drinking, smoking, storing food, chewing gum and applying cosmetics are not permitted in the laboratory.  You may bring food and beverage containers with you into the lab as long as they stay sealed and stored in the black bookcase by the door. 

2.       Open toed shoes are not allowed in the laboratory. 

3.       Your lab bench area must be decontaminated using a commercially prepared disinfectant at the end of every laboratory period and after every spill.  You are welcome to further protect yourself by decontaminating your lab bench area at the beginning of lab.

4.       Disposable materials such as gloves, mouthpieces, swabs, and toothpicks that come into contact with body fluids should be placed in a disposable autoclave bag for autoclaving.  Any equipment such as glassware contaminated by body fluids must be placed in a disposable autoclave bag for autoclaving or placed directly into a 10% bleach solution before reuse or disposal.

5.       Disposable gloves are recommended for dissection of preserved materials.

6.       Report all spills or accidents, no matter how minor, to your instructor.

7.       Students who are pregnant, taking immunosuppressive drugs, or have any other medical condition that might necessitate special precautions in the laboratory must inform your instructor immediately.

8.       Never work alone in the laboratory.

9.       Do not allow water or any solution to come into contact with electrical cords or outlets.  Make sure your hands are dry when you handle electrical connectors.  If electrical equipment crackles, snaps, or begins to smoke, do not attempt to disconnect it.  Inform your instructor immediately.

10.    Do not touch broken glassware with your hands.  Use a broom and dustpan.  Place broken glassware in the container marked for that purpose.

11.    Let your instructor know if you are colorblind, as procedures may require discrimination of colors.

12.    Children are not permitted in the laboratory.  Adult guests are allowed only with the permission of the instructor.

13.    Push in stools and chairs at end of lab to avoid tripping hazard.

14.    Wash hands before leaving the laboratory.


Academic Dishonesty or Misconduct: Health Science professionals deal with patients' lives; therefore honesty and reliability are paramount.  All students are expected to achieve their goals with academic honesty.  Communicating with other students is not permitted during examinations.  Montgomery College and Professor Wolin are committed to imposing appropriate sanctions for breaches of academic honesty.  The Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook includes the following on cheating:

A. Academic Dishonesty or Misconduct can occur in many ways. Some common forms include:

A.1   Cheating on assignments or examinations

A.2   Plagiarizing from written, video, or Internet resources

A.3   Using tests or other material without permission

A.4   Forgery

A.5   Submitting materials that are not the student’s own

A.6   Taking examinations in the place of another student, including assessment tests

A.7   Assisting others in committing academic dishonesty

A.8   Failing to use quotation marks for directly quoted material unless using block quotes or other accepted formats.

A.9   Copying from another student during an examination

B.    Sanctions to be imposed.  Students who engage  in any act that the classroom  instructor judges to be academic dishonesty or misconduct are subject to the following sanctions: 

B.1    The minimum grade sanction imposed by a faculty member is to award and “F” on the assignment or test in which the dishonesty occurred.        

B.2    The maximum grade sanction is to award an “F” for the course in which the dishonesty occurred.

B.3    In addition, each faculty member has the prerogative of referring a case to the campus Dean of Student Development or designated Instructional Dean of Work Force Development and Continuing Education with a specific request that the Dean consider imposing additional sanctions.





Exam Coverage, Format and Scheduling:   Specific instructional objectives will be given to you, primarily in writing, which will direct your studying for the exams.  Most of our Anatomy and Physiology students plan careers in Medical/Allied Health fields.  In the actual practice of medicine many unusual situations arise that must be quickly dealt with.  At those times you may have to apply your knowledge to solve previously unencountered problems.  To help you prepare for these situations you will be presented with test questions that require you to apply your knowledge, reasoning, and critical thinking to new situations.

        Exams can include objective questions (multiple choice, matching, true/false), short answer fill-ins, essays, and "practicals”, exams asking for your written identification of structures.  Each structure that is correctly identified and correctly spelled on the practical exam is worth two points.  Medical/Allied Health personnel may risk a patient's health and life if a medication, treatment, or diagnosis is altered due to spelling errors or by not correctly following directions.  In order to prepare students for Medical/Allied Health careers, assigned structures on practicals must be spelled correctly to receive full credit and exam points may be deducted if you do not follow the written and verbal instructions given to you for the exam. 

        Course exams have a time limit.  Your exam must be turned in by the announced completion time or you will receive zero points, an "F", on that exam.  Occasionally, unforeseen circumstances require a change in an exam's date or coverage.  If this happens, you will receive adequate warning for study purposes. 


Exam Make-ups:  You are expected to take each exam at the scheduled time.  When you miss an exam due to a serious and unavoidable circumstance, you may, at Professor Wolin discretion, be permitted to take another exam.  Make-up exams will be ENTIRELY ESSAY covering assigned topics within the missed exam's unit of study.  The make-up exam will be of equivalent point value to the missed exam.  If you provide Professor Wolin with sufficient advance notice that you will unavoidably miss an exam, arrangements can possibly be made to give you the same exam as your classmates took.  If you have not made prior arrangements, you must contact Professor Wolin immediately upon your return following the missed exam to discuss the possibility of a make-up exam.  You will NOT be permitted to make-up more than one exam.  As many lab testing materials are only available during a scheduled time period, missed lab practicals will be replaced with structure identification questions that do not utilize the traditional lab practical format.


Homework:   Homework, in the form of assignments from the lab manual, incredible journeys, and other exercises, is assigned to help students integrate the concepts studied. Each assignment is worth two points if it is fully completed and on time.  Homework is due at the beginning of lecture on your class day prior to the exam on that chapter.  Homework will not be accepted late.


Academic Success Plan:  If you are absent and/or your average is C or below, your instructor may suggest extra learning and/or counseling activities that might help you improve your grade.


Course Grade:  Your course letter grade will be based on the accumulated points you earned from exams and homework.  At least 90% of your course points come from exams.  When graded exams are returned to you for review, you will LOSE 50% of all points earned on that exam if you allow your exam to leave the classroom, rather than returning it to Professor Wolin.  Your course letter grade will be computed as follows:


A = 90% to 100% of all possible points

B = 80% to 89% of all possible points

C = 70% to 79% of all possible points

D = 60% to 69% of all possible points

F = 59% or less of all possible points