University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


XII--Course Descriptions


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Additional course listings may be found in the course descriptions for Veterinary Medicine and Human Kinetics.

Students wishing to study Physiology can complete a 300-level course or course sequence in: 92-319 Comparative Animal Physiology; or 75-3941:2 Human Physiology; or 77-305 Mammalian Physiology and either 77-315 or 77-325. In addition, students can select specialized courses at the 400-level (preferably at least 2 with labs) offered by the: Department of Biomedical Sciences: 77-400, 77-401, 77-402, 98-4041/2; School of Human Biology: 75-406, 75-422, 75-432, 75-435, 75-446; Department of Zoology: 92-417, 92-420, 92-439, 92-447.

77-221 Concepts of Physiology F,W(3-0)

An introductory course covering the fundamental integrative aspects of human physiology. The basic physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, nervous, endocrine, renal and reproductive systems will be discussed. This course is not open to students in the B.Sc. program specializing in the biological sciences.

Exclusions: 75-394, 77-305, 77-328, 77-329, 92-319.

77-305 Mammalian Physiology F(3-0)

The first part of a two-semester sequence. A series of lectures concerning the normal functioning of the body treating in a detailed manner the physiology of the nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

Prerequisites: 19-258 or 19-359.
Exclusions: 75-3941:2, 92-319.

77-315 Mammalian Physiology II W(3-0)

This second lecture course in mammalian physiology deals with the cardiovascular and digestive systems and with homeostasis as reflected in respiratory and renal function.

Prerequisites: 77-305 or 92-319.
Exclusions: 75-3941:2, 77-315.

77-325 Mammalian Physiology II W(3-3)

Content includes the lectures of 77-315 and a series of demonstrations, experiments and seminars to illustrate aspects of mammalian physiology including neurophysiology, digestive, cardiovascular, renal and respiratory physiology and homeostasis.

Prerequisites: 77-305 or 92-319.
Exclusions: 75-3941:2 77-315.

77-328 Agricultural Animal Physiology F(3-3)

This course is an introduction to the physiology of domesticated farm mammals and birds. The course will emphasize homeostatic control of the major body systems. The lectures cover the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, immune, digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems. The lectures and laboratories are closely integrated. Designed for Animal Science majors.

Prerequisites: 19-258.

77-400 Physiology of Aging F(3-0)

Aging is accompanied by alterations in the physiological and biochemical functioning of body organ systems. The relationship between aging and the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestion/nutrition and reproductive systems will be discussed as will homeostatic functions associated with bone metabolism and fluid balance.

Prerequisites: (75-308, 77-221) or 1 of 77-315, 77-325, 75-395, 75-396, 92-319.

77-401 Physiology of Digestion F(3-1)

A comparative study of the function and control of the mammalian digestive system with an emphasis on domestic species and on the human. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: (07-313 or 92-300), 1 of 75-395, 75-396, 77-315, 77-325, 92-319.

77-402 Biochemical Endocrinology W(3-0)

The endocrine integration of physiological and biochemical processes in mammalian organs and body systems. The emphasis will be on the biochemical function of hormones and physiological events occurring in response to homeostatic demands: starvation, stress, thirst, temperature fluctuation, and mineral imbalance. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 19-258, 1 of 75-395, 75-396, 77-315, 77-325, 92-319.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
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