PHYSIOL 406 - Extreme Physiology
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Physiology (PHYSIOL)
Department: MED Molecular and Integrative Physiology
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3 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
Email Dr. Oakley (
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
PHYSIOL 201 or 301 or 502 or BIOLOGY 225; (C+ or better).
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Course will cover unique adaptations (anatomical, physiological, and behavioral) to extreme environments and/or lifestyles, with an emphasis on human physiology. Discussion of system functions related to human exploration (high altitude, deep ocean, space), gut microbiota, endurance and survival, endocrine disruptors, and pathophysiological extremes will be used to further clarify and consolidate student understanding of underlying basic principles.


PHYSIOL 406 - Extreme Physiology
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: The course is a mixture of undergraduate (Physiology 406) and MS in Physiology (Physiology 506) students. It is predicted that half the open registration slots for combined Physiology 406/506 will be open for Physiology 406. Because the combined Physiology 406/506 course is restricted to a limited number of students and Physiology 506 is a required course for a subset of master's students (whose course schedules are not set until the end of summer term), enrollment for Physiology 406 IS BY WAITLIST ONLY. Overrides will be issued by the department as space becomes available, which may occur after the first course meeting. As such, interested students on the waitlist must attend the first class. An enrolled student who does not attend the first meeting may be dropped from the course for non-attendance. Students will be notified and given 2 days to use the override, after which the spot will go to an alternate student on the waitlist.

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