An advanced discussion of the integrated biology of humans. Students will consider physiological phenomena from the molecular and cellular to the systemic level. Topics include the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems. The biochemical and biophysical principles underlying the function of these systems will be examined. Anatomy will be introduced as a means to understanding function. Students will analyze and present primary research literature in mammalian physiology.
Successful completion of BIO 111/113, BIO 112/114, and CHE 115 required. Successful completion of at least one of the following is recommended: BIO 208, BIO 238, BIO 303, CHE 220, CHE 230, PHY 120 and 220 or PHY 130 and 230.