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 102. (3). (NS).

Physiology 101 is a course in basic human physiology designed to help students 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 general concept of regulation of the internal environment; (4) recognize pathological states (disease) as consequences of altered normal function. In addition to two 2-hour lectures per week there is a conference section which meets once a week. Conference sections offer students an opportunity to ask questions and to participate in small group discussions on recent lecture topics.

Either of two textbooks may be used: Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function (second edition) by Vander, Sherman, and Luciano; or Human Function and Structure by Luciano, Vander, and Sherman. Human Function and Structure in addition to covering physiology also includes a detailed discussion of human anatomy which will not be covered in the course. If a student chooses to use Human Function and Structure, some selective reading will be necessary to separate the physiology and anatomy. A Physiology 101/102 Course Book is also available at book stores. The Course Book contains (1) instructional objectives for each chapter in Human Physiology; (2) review examination questions for each chapter; (3) clinical cases which demonstrate application of various course material; (4) laboratory exercises; and (5) course evaluation.

The instructional objectives in the Course Book indicate the information which must be mastered for individual topics. Examinations are true-false and are computer graded. There will be two examinations during the term and a final examination. The hour examinations are given in the evening from 7-8 p.m.

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