Medical Sciences | Human Physiology
P431 | 7605 | Schlegel


(4 cr) This is an introductory course in human physiology designed
to introduce the senior undergraduate student and Master’s 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.  Intended for Junior
and Senior science majors.  9:05A–9:55A MW BH340   9:05A–11:00A  F
BH347