BIOLOGY 2221L -- Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

                                                                   Summer 2001

Instructor:  Dr. Ron Matson

Laboratory: SC 250

Office:  SC 318

Lab Time: MTWTH 1100 -1:00

Office Hours:    T 1:00 - 2:00

Office Phone:    770.423.6508

TH 1:00 - 2:00


Others by Appointment


                                                   TENTATIVE SCHEDULE


Lab Number



30 May


No Lab


31 May


No Lab


04 June


Tissues & Integumentary (On line test)

Ex.3, 6,7

05 June


Membrane Transport

Ex. 5A

06 June


Axial Skeleton ; Skull

Ex. 1, 9, 10

07 June


Axial Skeleton ; (On line test)

Ex. 1, 9, 10

11 June


Nervous System (Dissection Lab)

Ex. 19

12 June       


Nervous System

Ex. 21, 24

13 June


Lab Practical I (starts 12:00 pm)

Labs 1 - 6

14 June   


Appendicular Skeleton; (On line test)

Ex. 11, 13

18 June       



Ex. 15

19 June


Muscles (Cont'd).

Ex. 15

20 June


Endocrine Glands & Muscle Physiology

Ex. 16B, 27





25 June        


Lab Practicum II (starts12:00 pm)

Labs 7-10

1 Laboratory Manual: Marieb, E. N. 1999.   Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual 5th Ed.  Addison Wesley Longman.

2  Labs for Anatomy and Physiology: Biology 2221L/2222L;  Click here for links to some useful websites.


BIOL 2221L. Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory. 0-2-1. Corequisite: BIOL 2221. Basic anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, nervous, endocrine, and muscular systems. Structural and functional relationships will be emphasized.  (NB: This course is NOT for Biology majors).


Attendance in the laboratory is REQUIRED.    There are no make-ups for missed labs.   Labs are not open at any times other than the scheduled lab time.  Please handle all specimens/models with extreme care.  Protective laboratory wear is the student's responsibility.  This includes closed toe shoes, smocks, eyewear, gloves etc. Students are also responsible for providing their own dissecting tools.  These can be purchased at the bookstore.   Read the laboratory safety section of the lab manual.  The safety rules will be followed in order to protect you.  If you have questions or would like additional information about he materials used in lab, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Arrive to the laboratory on time.  DO NOT bring people (friends, relatives etc.) into the lab.  Please turn off all cell phones, pagers etc. 

Please be aware that this syllabus is tentative.   Furthermore, dates and total points are subject to change if there are circumstances, deemed by me, to be extenuating.  You will be given verbal notification of any changes in class and/or it will be posted on the course web site.

Examinations and Grades: Your grade in the lab will be based on your performance on two laboratory practical exams.  These will be timed exams where you will be asked to identify a structure and/or name its function.  You must take the lab practicals on the dates indicated.  You cannot take the lab exam at another time or from another instructor.  If you miss the practical, you will receive a zero for that exam.  Exceptions will be made only under extremely extenuating circumstances.  You will be required to provide original, signed documentation (e.g., a note from a physician) justifying any exception. I am the sole judge as to whether or not a circumstance is "extenuating".  If a make-up exam is give, it will be an oral exam.  Note that lab practicals will begin at 12:00 pm.  If you arrive late for a practical exam, you will not be allowed to make up the missed questions.

  Tentative exam dates are given on the course schedule-- please mark your calendars.  If an exam has to be canceled because of inclement weather (i.e., if the entire university is closed) it will be given during the next scheduled class period.  If there are multiple days of inclement weather, I reserve the right to cancel an exam and adjust the total points for the course accordingly.  If you receive 50% or less of the points on the first exam, please talk to me.  Such a score indicates that you are having trouble in this class and you may need to consider withdrawing.

 Points are distributed as follows:

Lab Practicum I

100 pts

Lab Practicum II

100 pts.


200 pts.

Your final grade for this course will be based on the following percentages: A = 200-180 points; B = 179 - 160 points; C = 159 - 140 points; D 139 - 120 = points; F = < 119 points.  There is no “extra-credit" of any kind.   The final grading scale may be adjusted at the discretion of the instructor.  If you have any questions about the grading of an exam, please discuss the situation with me immediately after receiving the graded exam.  If I decide to regrade an exam, the entire exam will be regraded, not just a specific part.  Grades can go up, down or remain the same upon being regraded.  Exams will not be regraded at the end of the semester.   Any material not picked-up by the end of the semester will be discarded within 60 days of the end of the semester.  I reserve the right to adjust the point totals for this course if the need arises.  You will be notified of such changes in lab and/or via the web.


GRADES WILL NOT BE POSTED at the end of the semester. If you want your grades early, bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope or postcard to the final. Or, provide me with your e-mail address.

Academic Honesty: Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.  Section II of the Student Code of Conduct addresses the University's policy on academic honesty, including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating, unauthorized access to University materials, misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work, malicious removal, retention, or destruction of library materials, malicious/intentional misuse of computer facilities and/or services, and misuse of student identification cards.   Incidents of alleged academic misconduct will be handled through the established procedures of the University Judiciary Program, which includes either an "informal" resolution by a faculty member, resulting in a grade adjustment, or a formal hearing procedure, which may subject a student to the Code of Conduct's minimum one semester suspension requirement.

You are expected to follow the regulations as stated on page 314-321 of the 2000-2001 Kennesaw State University Undergraduate Catalog.  Plagiarism and cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.  This includes copying papers and not providing proper literature citations.  Any violations of the Student Conduct Regulations will be handled through the University Court.

Withdrawal Policy: The withdrawal policy as stated on page 42 of the 2000-2001 Kennesaw State University Undergraduate Catalog will be followed; see also the current schedule of classes.  For the first four-week summer semester, the last day to withdraw without academic penalty is 14 June 2001.  Make certain to follow all procedures if you decide to withdraw; failure to do so will result in your being assigned a grade of  "F" for the course. 

Recycling Policy: REDUCE WASTE AND RECYCLE.  If possible, please use (purchase) recycled goods.  On campus, paper can be recycled in the bins found in the front of each classroom and aluminum cans can be recycled in the big, blue, circular containers in the hall.   Please do not mix waste with the materials to be recycled.  It's your planet, your campus, your health and well being and your economy -- help them all by recycling.   See page 325 of the current catalog for the KSU Position Statement on Environmental Awareness.

URL: Copies of this syllabus, along with other material relevant to this course, can be found on the course Homepage.  The URL for the course Homepage is:

Click here to find web sites related to this course.  You will be required to utilize this web site to obtain course materials.  See me if you have any trouble accessing this web site. Note that for each lab, the web-based version of this syllabus has hot links that are specifically related to the topic being covered.

Office Hours:  My office hours are listed on the first page of this syllabus.  I encourage you to avail yourself of them.   If you cannot make it to any of these scheduled hours, please make an appointment.  I'm certain that we can find a mutually acceptable

 Time to meet.  Furthermore, note that my e-mail address is on the top of the first page.  Feel free to e-mail me. I will respond as soon as possible.

Your continued presence in this course signifies your acceptance of the policies and procedures outlined above.