Vertebrate Physiology (BIO4115.01 )

Blake Jones

Physiology is the study of how organisms work. In this course we will focus on the integrative aspects of physiology of vertebrates. We will explore comparative, mechanistic, and functional aspects in the context of how various systems in various taxa are adapted to their environments. We will cover the physiology of selected systems, including skeletal, digestion, circulation, endocrine, respiration, and neurological. We will also learn physiological processes that integrate multiple organ systems, such as homeostasis and reproduction. This course will have a lab component where we will perform dissections.

Learning Outcomes:
1) Learn fundamental concepts in physiology and the integration of major organ systems.
2) Learn the phylogenetic history of vertebrate physiology.
3) Learn how physiological systems have adapted to various environments across vertebrate taxa.
4) Develop written and oral communication skills.
5) Learn to develop hypotheses and conduct scientific experiments.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Have previously taken at least one chemistry (CHE) or one biology (BIO) course.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM-12:20PM, T 2:10PM-5:50PM (Lab) (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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