(Last revision: August 3, 2011)
I. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
Course Number and Title
: LIFE 1409 Anatomy and Physiology II (17-week session), 4 credit hours
: Liberal Arts and Science/Biology
: The aim of this course is to provide the student with a working knowledge of the
structure and function of the human body. Emphasis is on the study of function in the body and a basic
knowledge of gross anatomy. Laboratory work will include a study of the gross anatomy of major body
systems. Students will be evaluated via online exams, homework assignments, discussion contributions,
and lab write-ups for each unit of the course. This course is the first in a series of two (second course is
LIFE 1409 Anatomy and Physiology II).
: Ryan L. Rehmeier.
Phone: 515-961-1823 (office), Email:
. Office hours: contact by email any time or by using
Dr. Rehmeier received his Ph.D. in Biology from Kansas State University in 2005.
He currently is an Assistant
Professor of Biology at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and an Online Instructor for Barton County
Community College. His teaching experience at the college level includes courses in Comparative Vertebrate
Anatomy, Organismic Biology, Mammalogy, Ecology, Animal Behavior, and Environmental Issues.
He has a
number of peer-reviewed publications on various topics in mammalian biology and ecology. In his spare time,
he enjoys hanging with his family, traveling, and participating in endurance sports ranging in silliness from
marathons to Ironman triathlons.
II. TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS
: Marieb, Elaine N., and Katja Hoehn. Human Anatomy and Physiology, 8
Publishing/Benjamin Cummings. ISBN: 0805395911. (Note: a used 7
edition of this text would probably
be acceptable, but realize that all assignments correspond to the 8
Purchase of a new 8
edition book also comes with a license for access to the textbook publisher’s website, which
has a great
deal of helpful information, including chapter guides, practice quizzes and tests, interactive tutorials and
animations, study tools, and other activities that will definitely help you succeed in the course. If you
purchase used, the code probably will have already been used, but you can go to
click “Buy Access,” and
follow the on-screen instructions to get an access code. This access is not
required for this course, but it may be helpful for some students.
: Lafferty, Mark, and Samuel Panella. A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy Student Lab Guide. Pearson
Publishing/Benjamin Cummings. ISBN: 9780805359114.
Each week during class you will be assigned a
series of exercises from this lab manual.
You will need to view and manipulate anatomical figures on a
website called A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy in order to answer the questions in this lab manual, and