Comparative Animal Physiology (with lab) (BIO4201.01)

Betsy Sherman

A rigorous course in which physiological processes of vertebrates and invertebrates are studied at the cellular, organ, organ system, and whole animal levels of organization. The unifying themes of the course are the phenomenon of homeostasis (whereby an animal maintains its organization in the face of environmental perturbations) and the relationship between structure and function. The student will examine these phenomena in the laboratory by dissection and physiological experimentation. Topics include digestion and nutrition, metabolism, gas exchange, circulation, excretion, and neurophysiology.

Prerequisites: Prior work in biology, Cell Biology recommended.
Credits: 4
T/F 8:30-10:20; T 2:10-5:00 (Lab)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Once a year
This course is categorized as All courses, Environment, Biology.