Courses in Physiology (Division 580)

101. Introduction to Human Physiology. No prerequisite, but prior exposure to introductory chemistry is helpful. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Physiol. 502. (3). (NS).

The overall student objectives for this course are to (1) know the functions of the major organs of the body; (2) understand the basic physical-chemical mechanisms responsible for each organ's function; (3) relate organ functions to the concept of maintaining the internal environment; (4) recognize pathological states (disease) as consequences of altered normal function. In addition to 2 two-hour lectures per week, there is a discussion section which meets once a week. The textbook used is: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: THE MECHANISMS OF BODY FUNCTIONS (fifth edition) by Vander, Sherman and Luciano. In addition, there is a course pack containing approximately 600 figures and diagrams that will be used in lecture. There will be two examinations during the term and a comprehensive final examination. The hour examinations are given Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m. [Cost:3] [WL:4] (Sherman)


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