University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions

Biomedical Sciences

Department of Biomedical Sciences

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

Anatomy courses are 98-300, 98-301, 98-302, 98-303, 98-304.

Physiology courses are 98-200, 98-305, 98-306, 98-307, 98-308, 98-402, 98-403, 98-405.

Pharmacology courses are 98-309, 98-409.

General Biomedical Sciences courses are 98-401, 98-4041/2, 98-450, 98-4511:2, 98-4521/2.

98-200 Concepts of Physiology 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: 75-3941:2, 77-305, 77-328, 92-319, 98-305, 98-308.
Formerly: 77-221
Course Profile

98-300 Mammalian Neuroanatomy W(3-2)

The basic organization of the mammalian nervous system. Includes 3 dimensional examination and dissection of the spinal cord, brain stem, cerebellum and cerebral hemispheres and study of serial sections. Emphasis is on the morphological basis of function. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 2 course credits in biology or zoology.
Formerly: 07-306
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98-301 Laboratory Animal Anatomy F(2-3)

The anatomy of common laboratory animals including primates. Emphasis is placed on similarities of the basic mammalian plan. Functional differences are considered. An introduction to avian anatomy is included.

Prerequisites: 92-102.
Formerly: 07-307
Course Profile

98-302 Pre-Veterinary Histology W(3-3)

Pre-Veterinary students will study the structure and function of mammalian cells and tissues at the light and electron microscope levels. Students are also introduced to exfoliatory cells and blood smears as a basis for diagnostic procedures. The course also introduces medical terminology and the basic instrumentation of histology in preparation for organology (Veterinary Histology).

Prerequisites: acceptance into the Pre-veterinary year.
Corequisites: 1 course in biochemistry.
Formerly: 07-313
Course Profile

98-303 Biomedical Histology W(2-4)

This histology course is designed for students with interests in Bio-Medical Sciences and Toxicology. Basic tissue types and major organ systems, will be examined focusing on structural/functional relationships. Human and common experimental mammals will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: (15-220 or 15-221), 19-258.
Formerly: 07-323
Course Profile

98-304 Medical Embryology W(2-3)

The patterns and principles of fertilization and normal embryonic and fetal development of mammalian organ systems. The teratology of structural and functional prenatal anomalies in development is mentioned. Designed for Pre-Veterinary, Honours Toxicology and Biomedical Sciences students.

Prerequisites: 2 course credits in biology.
Formerly: 07-321
Course Profile

98-305 Mammalian Physiology I 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.
Formerly: 77-305
Course Profile

98-306 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 98-305) or 92-319.
Exclusions: 75-3941:2, (77-325 or 98-307.
Formerly: 77-315
Course Profile

98-307 Mammalian Physiology II W(3-3)

Content includes the lectures of 98-306 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 98-305 or 92-319.
Exclusions: 75-3941:2, 77-315, 98-306.
Formerly: 72-325
Course Profile

98-308 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.
Formerly: 77-328
Course Profile

98-309 Fundamentals of Pharmacology W(3-0)

This course will introduce students to the basic principles of pharmacology and Toxicology. Topics to be covered include receptor mechanisms, kinetics and the actions of drugs and toxins at the cellular, organ and organism level.

Prerequisites: 19-258, (75-3941:2 or 98-305).
Corequisites: 98-307.
Formerly: 72-302
Course Profile

98-401 Teratology F(2-3)

The principles and practises of the study and analysis of birth defects in individuals and populations will be examined through lectures, lab projects and seminars.

Prerequisites: (1 of 07-307, 75-2951/2, 75-4951/2, 92-209, 98-301), (07-321 or 92-444 or 98-304), (75-3941:2 or 77-325 or 98-307).
Course Profile

98-402 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 or 98-302), 1 of <75-3941, (77-315 or 98-306), (77-325 or 98-307, 92-319.
Formerly: 77-401
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98-403 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 miner imbalance. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 19-258, 1 of <75-3941, (77-315 or 98-306), (77-325 or (98-307), 92-319.
Formerly: 77-402
Course Profile

98-4041/2 Mammalian Reproductive Biology F(2-2)/W(2-2)

This multidisciplinary course examines medically significant aspects of mammalian reproduction in detail. The basic medical disciplines will provide the basis for the analysis of key reproductive processes which will be presented in the context of modern techniques of reproductive manipulation and the ethical problems they pose. This is a two-semester course. When you select it you will be assigned to 98-4041 in the Fall semester and 98-4042 in the Winter semester. A grade will not be assigned to 98-4041 until 98-4042 has been completed.

Prerequisites: (07-307 or 75-2952> or 92-209 or 98-301), (07-313 or 92-300 or 98-302), (77-325 or 75-3941 or 98-307).
Course Profile

98-405 Physiology of Aging (formerly: Formerly 77-400) 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 98-200) or 1 of (77-315 or 98-306), (77-325 or 98-306), <75-3941, 92-319.
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98-409 Pharmacology F(3-0)

A lecture and seminar course which will emphasize the actions, uses and toxicities of drugs on various body systems in humans and animals.

Prerequisites: 72-302 or 98-309.
Formerly: 72-302
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98-450 Research in Biomedical Sciences I S,F,W(0-6)

Independent theoretical and/or practical research of a current topic in any of the biomedical sciences (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, genetics, biochemistry). Approval of the departmental course coordinator is required before course selection.

Prerequisites: 30 course credits.
Course Profile

98-4511:2 Research in Biomedical Sciences II S,F,W(0-6:0-6)

Independent research of a current topic in any of the biomedical sciences (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, genetics, biochemistry). Approval of the departmental course coordinator is required. This is a double-weighted course. When you select it, you must list both 98-4511 and 98-4512 in the same semester.

Prerequisites: 30 course credits.
Course Profile

98-4521/2 Research in Biomedical Sciences II S/F, F/W, W/S (0-6/0-6)

Independent research of a current topic in any of the biomedical sciences (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, genetics, biochemistry). Approval of the departmental course coordinator is required. This is a two-semester course. When you select it you will be assigned to 98-4521 in the first semester and 98-4522 in the second semester. A grade will not be assigned in 98-4521 until 98-4522 has been completed.

Prerequisites: 30 course credits.
Course Profile

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
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