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TERM: 2022-23 Winter
COURSE NUMBER: BIOL 308
COURSE TITLE: Human Physiology Systems
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Caitlynd Myburgh
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides an overview of the mechanisms and processes involved in human physiology. Students will learn to understand the complexity of the human body and develop a deeper understanding of how physiological systems function and interconnect. This course builds on KINS/BIOL307 in order to provide a broad overview of important systems in physiology, and will examine muscle, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, renal, digestive, metabolic and reproductive systems. Students will engage in a Lab component in which they will conduct experiments demonstrating physiological concepts with a hands-on approach across the various human systems.

Same as KINS 308.

Prerequisites: BIOL/KINS 307 or BIOL 210, 211 and BIOL/KINS 207
REQUIRED TEXTS: Human Physiology, 15th ed., 2019, by Stuart Fox, McGraw-Hill
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Assignments 10%
Midterm 1 15%
Midterm 2 15%
Final exam 25%
Lab - Quizzes/Exams 10%
Lab - Lab reports/Activities 25%
100%
LECTURE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction, overview and objectives
  • Chapter 12: Muscle: Mechanisms of Contraction and Neural Control
  • Chapter 13: Blood, Heart and Circulation
  • Chapter 14: Cardio Output, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure
  • Chapter 15: The Immune System
  • Chapter 16: Respiratory Physiology
  • Chapter 17: Physiology of the Kidneys
  • Chapter 18: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 19: Regulation of Metabolism
  • Chapter 20: Reproduction
  • Review
LAB OUTLINE:
  • Cellular structures and tissue histology
  • Muscle contraction
  • Respiration
  • Blood and immunity
  • Regulation of homeostasis in digestion - glucose tolerance
  • Digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
  • Testing kidney function - Urine analysis
  • Blood pressure


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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