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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Physiology

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Physiology
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for PHYSIOL

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Physiology.

Courses in the Department of Physiology are listed in the Time Schedule as part of the Medical School's offerings in the subsection Physiology.

The following courses count as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit.

PHYSIOL 306. Problems in Physiology.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Physiol. 101 and permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Directed readings or investigations in a major area of physiology. Arrangements are to be made between the student and faculty member.

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PHYSIOL 405. Research Problems in Physiology.

Prerequisites & Distribution: For advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (1-4; 1-2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Directed research in Physiology.

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PHYSIOL 502. Human Physiology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John McReynolds (

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in biology and in biochemistry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Physiol. 101. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage:

An introductory graduate / advanced undergraduate course in human physiology


  • To describe physiological functions in terms of physical and chemical laws.
  • To understand the functions of individual cells as the basis for understanding the functions of organs.
  • demonstrate the coordination of physiological processes that underlies the maintenance of a stable internal environment (homeostasis).
  • To explain how different organ systems contribute to homeostasis.

Topics covered include basic principles of the physiology of individual cells and the various organ systems, including the nervous system, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive systems. Emphasis is on the mechanisms by which cells and organs perform their functions and the interaction of the various organs in maintaining total body function.

EXAMINATIONS There will be four in-class examinations (exams 1-4) during the course, and a comprehensive final exam. All exams will consist of multiple-choice questions. Students are responsible for all material covered in lecture, as well as any reading specifically assigned by the lecturers.

Five one-hour lectures per week. M,W,F 9-10, T, Th 1-2. Note: the M,W,F morning lectures begin at 9:00 rather than 9:10, and end at 9:50.

TEXTBOOK: Vander, Sherman & Luciano: "Human Physiology", 8th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2000. The text is not required, but is strongly recommended. Most students find it an extremely useful resource that covers most of the material in this course at the appropriate level. In addition, chapters 2-5 (not taught in lecture) cover the basic biochemistry and cell biology required for this course.

Open to students of dentistry, pharmacy, the allied health professions, graduate students from various programs, and advanced undergraduates who have the prerequisites.

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PHYSIOL 541/Biol. 541/Psych. 532/Cell and Developmental Biology 541. Mammalian Reproductive Endocrinology.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 310 or 311, or Biol. Chem 415. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

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The course provides an overview of the hormonal regulation of mammalian reproduction at the behavioral, physiological, cellular, and molecular levels. Topics include basic and clinically-orientated material related to properties and mechanisms of action of the pituitary gonadotrophic hormones and gonadal sex steroids, the neural control of reproduction, reproductive behavior, anatomy and endocrine regulation of the testis and ovary and of the male and female reproductive tracts, endocrine control of menstrual and estrous cycles, mechanisms of fertilization and implantation, and the endocrine basis of pregnancy and fertility regulation.

Primarily for upper-level undergraduates or graduate students with a strong background in biology. Prior exposure to Biochemistry is recommended. Evaluation is by written examinations and presentation of a poster. The course is team-taught by several members of the multi-departmental Reproductive Sciences Program.

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PHYSIOL 576/Biol. Chem. 576/Pharmacology 568. Signal Transduction.

Section 001 (Drop/Add deadline=January 24).

Instructor(s): Guan

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two terms of organic chemistry; Biol. Chem. 415 or Chem. 451/452, and Biol. Chem. 570. Physical Chemistry is strongly recommended. (1). (Excl). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Biological Chemistry 576.001.

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Graduate Course Listings for PHYSIOL.


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