Anatomy and Physiology B

Course Description:

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. This course presents a fascinating, in-depth exploration of the structure and function of the human body. The course will use a systems approach and will emphasize how organs and body systems work together to carry on complex processes. Concepts and principles will be related to familiar health issues, problems and experiences we face as humans. Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of the human body and how its parts work together to maintain the delicate equilibrium of life.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Anatomy and Physiology B
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Anatomy and Physiology
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Standards Addressed : NCAA
Ailgnment Document : http://media.mivu.org/mivhs/alignchart/sci/AnatPhysb.pdf
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Life and Physical Sciences
Course Identifier : Anatomy and Physiology
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:
  • Identify the major organs in each system and describe the functions of each organ
  • Explain the importance of communication between systems in the body
  • Analyze and identify a number of homeostatic mechanisms within the body and problems which result as a disruption of homeostasis
  • Describe the location of all organs in respect to anatomical position.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met This course will be a challenge for many, as it should be. The pacing guide is well put together but not very clear on the standards being addressed.
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met Discussion and written assessments are well done and found throughout the course.
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met They are interesting and varied.
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met The course overview is provided through a pacing guide, but there is no link to a syllabus.
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met This is provided in the Unit 0 course introduction.
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met The video on plagiarism was excellent.
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met Outside of the scope of the Quality Matters review. MVS self-reported.
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met Outside of the scope of the Quality Matters review. MVS self-reported.
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met Clearly presented and in logical sequence
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met Entertaining as well as educational.
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met Varied methods will keep students interested.
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met Discussions and written assessments are complex enough to develop critical thinking.
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met Readability levels are appropriate.
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met There is clear evidence of this, especially in early assignments. The course provides students numerous opportunities to communicate and engage with one another and the instructor.
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met There are lots of good resources to enrich the content.
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met This could be explained more clearly in the course.
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met Students must study to pass the assessments. This course is very rigorous.
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met There is an excellent variety of assessments along the way.
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met The assessments are many and varied.
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met ubrics are provided for students.
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met Rubrics are provided for students.
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met There are different lengths of courses offered.
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met The course is easy to follow.
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met There are many and a variety of media. Students should find them both entertaining and educational. There is a good variety of media incorporated in the course and a lot of differentiated instruction.
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met

Review Conducted By : Quality Matters
Date of Review : 11/09/2015

  • Unit 9: The Endocrine System
  • Unit 10: Blood
  • Unit 11: Cardiovascular System
  • Unit 12: The Lymphatic System
  • Unit 13: The Respiratory System
  • Unit 14: The Digestive System
  • Unit 15: The Urinary System
  • Unit 16: The Reproductive System
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 04/01/2020 11/02/2020 06/01/2020 08/07/2020 01/29/2021 300 $325.0000 0.0000
Trimester 04/01/2020 01/04/2021 06/01/2020 10/23/2020 04/02/2021 100 $325.0000 0.0000
Semester 04/01/2020 03/29/2021 06/01/2020 11/27/2020 06/18/2021 300 $325.0000 0.0000
Trimester 04/01/2020 04/12/2021 06/01/2020 01/08/2021 06/18/2021 100 $325.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund. Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 04/01/2020 11/02/2020
The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund. Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 04/01/2020 01/04/2021
The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund. Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 04/01/2020 03/29/2021
The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund. Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 04/01/2020 04/12/2021

Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.

School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
13-14 82 79 96.3% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the Spring and Summer 2013-14 school year.
14-15 92 88 95.7% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2014-15 school year.
15-16 99 96 97.0% None
16-17 99 93 93.9% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2016-17 school year.
17-18 104 99 95.2% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2017-18 school year.
18-19 104 97 93.3%
19-20 136 109 80.1%

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