Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOAP 4580 - Mammalian Physiology

(also BIOMS 4580 ) (PBS)
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: BIOAP 3110  or BIOG 1440  with permission of instructor. Recommended for biological sciences majors, pre-med and pre-vet students, and beginning graduate students in physiology, engineering, nutrition, and animal science. Students who do not meet the stated prerequisites must pass a qualifying written examination for admission to the course. Auditors allowed.

K. Beyenbach.

The course offers a treatment of selected topics in human physiology that emphasizes concepts and a working knowledge of physiology. The first course half surveys biological design and the functional strategies of multicellular animals. Topics include mammalian fluid compartments, homeostasis, and membrane and epithelial transport. The second half examines the mechanism and the regulation of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and renal systems. Course- oncluding lectures aim to illustrate the integration of systems in the regulation of acid/base balance. Clinical examples of dysfunction will underscore the role of normal function, and some diseases will be traced to the deepest roots of their molecular etiology. Weekly take-home problem sets count 50 percent of the final grade.

Outcome 1: students acquire a working knowledge of physiology where they can apply learned concepts to new situations

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