Human A&P II

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   Spring 2010


Textbook: Saladin, K. S.  Anatomy and Physiology. 5th Edition or another comparable A&P textbook.

Instructor: Dr. Christopher M. Ritzi. Rm 216 WSB, Tel. 837-8420 Email:

Office Hours: : M & W 8:30-10, R 1:30-3:30,  or by appt.

Webpage: & /critzi/

Classroom: Rm 201, Warnock Science Building

Time: Section 001  TR  9:30 – 10:45 am                      


Course Description:

                The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the importance of the human body and its various organ systems.  This is designed as the second semester of a two semester course, and will cover internal organ systems, such as cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, respiratory, reproductive, and urinary.  Combined with the laboratory, students should come away with an understanding of the above systems, how they are anatomically structured, and how that structure aids in each system’s functionality.


                Students are expected to attend all lectures and exams.  There are to be three exams during the course of the semester to test if concepts are being retained.  These exams will be lumped together to constitute 50% of the lecture grade, with the lowest of these exams being dropped from this calculation.  There is also a semi-comprehensive Final Exam worth 50%.  Final exam will be a double test, first half being comprehensive over the first 3 test's material, while the second half will only be over material since the third exam.  Missing one of the first 3 exams without written excuse will result in a 25% deduction in grade.  Missing the final without an excuse will result in failing the course.  Periodic attendance quizzes may be offered for extra-credit on exams.  Points acquired in lab will account for 25% of your total grade for the course.


                As per SRSU policy, students shall be dropped from the class with an F if they miss 20% (6 lectures) over the course of the semester.  If you are unable to attend lecture, please notify me by either e-mail, phone, or in person so that you will not be unnecessarily dropped from the course.  Although supplemental material for this course will be provided on-line, previous experience indicates that periodic attendance tends to hurt grades.  Some material is only presented during the lecture, with this material typically included on exams to add depth to the tests.  It is also encouraged that students spend a couple of hours after each class reviewing the notes and slides covered that day.  This course covers a lot of information, and only through continuous efforts can one succeed in learning Anatomy and Physiology.


Lecture courtesy:  The general rules of classroom etiquette are below.

1)                   Please do not talk to others in class while the instructor is lecturing.  If you have a question, ASK THE INSTRUCTOR!  That’s what I’m here for.

2)                   No eating, chewing, dipping, etc.

3)                   If you are going to attend class, please do so.  Leaving and returning to class repeatedly is disruptive, as well as showing up after half the period is over.

4)                   Please turn cell phones and pagers to silent while in class.  They are disruptive to the entire class, and distract others as well.


Students with disabilities will be provided reasonable accommodations.  If you would like to request such accommodations because of physical, mental, or learning disability, please contact the ADA Coordinator for Program Accessibility at 837-8178, UC 211.








Tentative Lecture Outline

Date                                       Lecture topic                                                                                       Chapter


Jan 21                          Introduction                                                               

Jan 26                          Blood                                                                          18

Jan 28                          Blood  (continued)                                                      18

Feb 2                           Heart                                                                           19

Feb 4                           Heart (continued)                                                        19

Feb 9                           Heart (continued)                                                        19

Feb 11                         Heart (continued)                                                        19

Feb 16                         Heart (continued)                                                        19

Feb 18                         Exam I                                                                                   

Feb 23                         Blood Vessels                                                             20

Feb 25                         Blood Vessels (continued)                                          20

Mar 2                           Blood Vessels (continued)                                          20

Mar 4                           Lymphatic                                                                   21

Mar 9                           Spring Break – No Class

Mar 11                         Spring Break – No Class

Mar 16                         Respiratory                                                                  22                   

Mar 18                         Respiratory (continued)                                              22                   

Mar 23                         Respiratory (continued)                                              22  

Mar 25                         Exam II                                                                        

Mar 30                         Urinary                                                                        23

Mar 31                         Urinary (continued)                                                    23

Apr 6                           Urinary (continued)                                                    23

Apr 8                           Balance                                                                       24

Apr 13                         Balance                                                                       24

Apr 15                         Exam III                                                                    

Apr 20                         Digestive                                                                     25       

Apr 22                         Digestive (continued)                                                 25       

Apr 27                         Nutrition                                                                     26

Apr 29                         Reproductive                                                              27, 28

May 4                          Reproductive                                                              27, 28

May 6                          Endocrine                                                                    17

May 11 8:00 am          Final exam                                                                                          


Note – This outline is subject to change for reasons of course interest, time constraint, or instructor whim.  The exams will be administered on the dates given, unless material relevant for a given exam has not been covered.  Under such cases, an exam may be moved a class period or two to aid in the clarity and understanding of the material.




9 Jan    I will be using Blackboard heavily for this course, so please proceed to the following link to access course content material and grades:


Lecture Powerpoint Presentations

Course Introduction                                 The Urinary System

                    The Blood                              Water, Ions, and Acid/Base Balance

         The Heart                                       The Digestive System

The Blood Vessels                                     Nutrition/Metabolism

The Lymphatic System                           The Reproductive System

The Respiratory System                              The Endocrine System


Lecture Notes

The link below will access a Word document of the lecture notes that are used in combination with the lecture slides. Link to notes 

Lymphatic Extras                                                  Key to Questions on Endocrine Slides

Sample Questions

Blood                               1            2            3        

Heart                               1            2            3        

Blood Vessels                   1            2            3            4            5            6

Lymphatic                        1            2            3           

Respiratory                       1            2            3           

Urinary-Balance                1            2            3            4            5          

Digestion-Metabolism        1         

Reproduction                    1          

Endocrine                         1          

Comprehensive                 1            2     


Exam 1              Exam 2            Exam 3    




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