PHYSIOL 201 - Introduction to Human Physiology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Physiology (PHYSIOL)
Department: MED Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSIOL 502.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Students must have at least sophomore standing. Prior exposure to introductory chemistry is helpful.
Other Course Info:
F.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

An introductory course designed to acquaint students with the principles of human body function. Topics discussed include cell structure, function, and chemical composition and the functions of nerves, muscles, the lungs, heart, blood vessels, kidneys, digestive tract, endocrine glands, brain, and reproductive organs. Emphasis is placed upon the mechanisms by which cells and organs perform their functions and the interaction of the various organs in maintaining total body function. Four one-hour lectures and one hour discussion each week.

PHYSIOL 201 is intended to meet the needs and expectations of many types of students: those preparing for careers as doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and biology teachers; those who are interested in a systematic investigation of the biological sciences; and those who desire a general knowledge of physiology as part of a liberal arts education. Students must have at least sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

Chemistry Background for Introductory Physiology Courses. Although college chemistry is not a course prerequisite, approximately 80% of the students electing PHYSIOL 201 have had some college or high school chemistry. A background in chemistry is helpful for a basic understanding of physiology since physiology represents an attempt to explain how the body functions in terms of physical and chemical processes. Students who have had no chemistry or whose high school chemistry background is weak should not be discouraged from electing PHYSIOL 201. However, such students are encouraged to obtain the textbook prior to the start of the course and study the review chapter covering basic chemistry. While it is not necessary to master all the material contained in the review chapter, a general review of basic chemistry prior to the beginning of the term usually proves helpful.

PHYSIOL 201 - Introduction to Human Physiology
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0077216091
Vander's human physiology : the mechanisms of body function, Author: Eric P. Widmaier, Hershel Raff, Kevin T. Strang., Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education 11th ed. 2008
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