SCB 209 – Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology II

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SCB 209 Lecture Topics

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Lab 1  Peripheral & central nervous system, spinal cord

Lab2     Brain and cranial nerves

Lab 3     Special senses

Lab 4     Digestive system

Lab 5     The respiratory system

Lab 6     Midterm + Blood cell types

Lab 7     The heart

Lab 8, 9 The great Blood Vessels, Circulation system

Lab 10   Excretory system

Lab 11   Reproductive system + Review

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Lecture Textbook (Required)

Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technician Students. Boris Zakharov, First Edition

ISBN-10:151653946X; ISBN-13:978-1516539468

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Lab Textbook (Required)

A Dissection Guide and Atlas to the Mink. David G. Smith, Michael P. Schenk. Morton Publishing Company, 2000 (Revised Edition).

ISBN: 0-89582-450-7; ISBN 13: 9780895824509

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Free E-Textbook (NOT required) 

Anatomy and Physiology is optional. The textbook is free to read online and download (PDF, Kindle). (Book URL:

J. Gordon Betts,  (2018) (2019). Anatomy and Physiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0

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Kotoe Yamazaki painting
Yamazaki, Kotoe, Untitled.© (n.d.). LaGuardia Community College. Photo by Dina Pizzarello.©2020


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SCB 209 Course Description

This course is a continuation of Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I. Major organ systems are discussed while emphasis is placed on mammalian anatomy and physiology. In the laboratory, students have the opportunity to view these systems through the dissection of a cat. Prerequisite: SCB208. 3 credits; 4 hours (2 lecture, 2 lab)

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