Fundamentals of Human Physiology

PHYSCI X 401

Discover the biochemical and biophysical principles underlying the physiological processes of the human body while simultaneously applying these principles in the laboratory.

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What you will learn.

  • Assess muscle physiology and control of body movements
  • Comprehend electrical properties of cell and bodily processes
  • Evaluate respiration, digestion and metabolic regulations

About this course:

This course presents the biochemical and biophysical principles underlying the physiological processes of the human body. Lectures cover cell structure, molecular movement and control mechanisms, energy and metabolism, neural control and sensory systems, enzyme function, endocrinology, muscle physiology, control of body movement, circulation, respiration, immunity, kidney function, digestion, and metabolic regulation. Laboratories emphasize practical application of theory reviewed in lectures. Special emphasis is placed on pathological conditions and their treatments.
Prerequisites
Basic college-level chemistry, biology, and human anatomy are strongly recommended.

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