Medical Sciences | Human Physiology
P431 | 7025 | Schlegel


P 431 Human Physiology (4 cr.)   This is an introductory course in
human physiology designed to introduce the senior undergraduate
student and Masterís level graduate student to the function of the
human body.  This course provides a basic understanding of human
organ system function.  The emphasis is on demonstrating how organ
systems work to maintain homeostasis, a constant yet dynamic internal
state that enables us to deal with diverse environmental conditions
and activities. Concepts are presented so as to provide students
insight into the scientific process, problem-solving, and knowledge
of resources for the study of human body in health and disease.  An
opportunity to explore physiological concepts through discussion and
experimentation is incorporated into the lecture format of this
course.  Class meets MWF.  Assignments and exams include 7 laboratory
reports, 7 discussion exercises, 4 semester exams and one
comprehensive final exam.  (function) of the body caused by the
disease, as well as pharmacological (drug) or other therapies used to
stop the disease and allow the body to return to normal.  This course
is designed to provide a basic understanding of common diseases that
inflict the human body and will not be exhaustive in scope.  context
from which a patient seeks medical care.  In order to achieve this,
students examine normal human behavior and development throughout the
life cycle.  Issues addressed include preventive health care,
sexuality, cultural diversity, minority health issues, religion and
spirituality, family dynamics, the economics of health care and death
and dying.

9:05A-9:55A  MW  SE 140
9:05A-11:00A F  SE 140