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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