BIOL 309 - Human Physiology (Formerly Human Physiology for the Biomedical Sciences)
Credit(s):3 3 hours lecture Prerequisite(s):BIOL 160/BIOL 160A, BIOL 161/BIOL 161A or BIOL 130/BIOL 130A, BIOL 131/BIOL 131A, CHEM 160/CHEM 160A and CHEM 161/CHEM 161A. Corequisite(s):BIOL 309A is an optional corequisite for students who are enrolled in this course. This course provides an in-depth integrative understanding of human physiology. Beginning with cellular physiology and the regulation of the intercellular environment, the course takes a systemic approach to understanding control systems: the nervous and endocrine systems, systems of maintenance and defense: blood, lymphatic and cardiovascular; systems of metabolism, acid-base balance and elimination: respiratory, digestive and urinary systems and reproduction. Integration of all systems in the well-being of the organism is emphasized.