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COURSE NUMBER: BIOL 307
COURSE TITLE: Human Physiology I
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Shannon Tracey
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A introductory study of human physiology. This course examines the human physiological systems which are the basis of normal body function and homeostasis. Topics include chemical and cellular composition of the body, genetic control, cellular respiration and metabolism, nervous system and sensory physiological function.

Same as KINS 307. This course does not meet the common curriculum requirement.

Prerequisites: one of BIOL 207, BIOL 210, KINS 207
REQUIRED TEXTS: Human Physiology, 15th ed., 2019, by Stuart Fox, McGraw-Hill
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Assignment - Topic title, outline, key text, and 3 questions 2%
Assignment - Presentation and discussion 10%
Assignment - Presentation summary & any other materials 3%
Online Forum Participation 10%
Mid-term Exams (2) 50%
Final exam 35%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: After completing the course, the students will:
  • Have a deeper understanding of human physiological systems which are the basis of normal body function and homeostasis.
  • Appreciate how disease challenges homeostasis. 
  • Be able to discuss perspectival and ethical issues in human biology.
LECTURE SCHEDULE:
  • Introduction of course instructor, overview of syllabus, objectives
  • The Study of Body Function
  • Chemical Composition of the Body
  • Cell Structure and Genetic Control
  • Enzymes and Energy
  • Cell Respiration and Metabolism
  • Interactions Between Cells and the Extracellular Environment
  • The Nervous System: Neurons and Synapses
  • The Central Nervous System
  • The Autonomic Nervous System
  • Sensory Physiology
  • Review


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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