Teaching

15: 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (usually offered fall term)

The structure and function of human cells, tissues and organs are examined separately and as integrated systems directed at maintaining homeostasis. Instructional examples and items of developmental and clinical significance are featured in classes and in laboratories. Basic tissues, integument, bone, muscle, and nervous systems. 

15: 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (usually offered winter term)

The structure and function of human cells, tissues and organs are examined separately and as integrated systems directed at maintaining homeostasis. Instructional examples and items of developmental and clinical significance are features in classes and in laboratories. Body systems not included in 15:171 are included in this course (endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary etc.

15:363 General Animal Physiology (usually offered fall term, NEW! Starting Sept. 2016)

This course introduces students to the study of animal physiology at the cellular, tissue and whole organismal level. Using a comparative approach across broad animal taxa, focus will be placed on the strategies and mechanisms of control of physiological processes such as metabolism and energetics, excretion and osmoregulation, feeding and digestion, muscles and locomotion, nervous systems and hormonal regulation. The laboratory session will provide the students with hands-on experience with current physiological techniques, problem-solving skills and in the collection, analysis and reporting of scientific data.

15:456 Environmental Animal Physiology (usually offered winter term, NEW! Starting Jan. 2017)

This course will examine the physiological response of animals living in extreme environments. There will be a particular focus on challenging environmental conditions in terms of oxygen, temperature, water and ions, and hydrostatic pressure. The course will use examples drawn from a variety of vertebrates and invertebrates species to illustrate essential concepts and principles in environmental physiology. Every levels of biological organization will be considered in the context of their contribution to physiological homeostasis including the biochemical and cellular level, organ systems and whole animal adaptive strategies.