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. The textbook used is: Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function (third edition) by Vander, Sherman, and Luciano. In addition the Physiology 101/102 Course Book is recommended. The Course Book contains (1) instructional objectives for each chapter in Human Physiology; (2) review examination questions for each chapter; and (3) clinical cases which demonstrate application of various course material. The instructional objectives in the Course Book indicate the information which must be mastered for individual topics. Examinations are multiple-choice 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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