University of Guelph 1999-2000 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.

BIOM*2000 Concepts of Physiology F,W(3-0) [0.50]

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: ANSC*3080, BIOM*3050, BIOM*3080, BIOM*3100, HK*3940, PSGY*2210, PSGY*3050, PSGY*3280, ZOO*3190, ZOO*3200, ZOO*3210

BIOM*3000 Mammalian Neuroanatomy W(3-2) [0.50]

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: 1.00 credit in biology or zoology
Formerly: ANAT*3060

BIOM*3010 Laboratory Animal Anatomy F(2-3) [0.50]

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: BIOL*1040 or ZOO*1020
Exclusions: ANAT*3070

BIOM*3020 Pre-Veterinary Histology W(3-3) [0.50]

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 DVM program
Corequisites: 1 course in biochemistry
Exclusions: ANAT*3130

BIOM*3030 Biomedical Histology F(3-4) [0.75]

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: (BIOL*2200 or BIOL*2210), CHEM*2580
Exclusion: ANAT*3230

BIOM*3040 Medical Embryology W(2-3) [0.50]

The patterns and principles of fertilization and normal embryonic and fetal development of mammalian organ systems are covered. The teratology of structural and functional prenatal anomalies in development is mentioned. Designed for students pursuing Biomedical Sciences, Medical Toxicology and students interested in Human or Veterinary Medicine.

Prerequisites: 1.00 credit in biology
Exclusions: ANAT*3210

BIOM*3090 Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology W(3-0) [0.50]

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: CHEM*2580, (BIOM*3100 or HK*3940)
Corequisites: if BIOM*3100 taken, BIOM*3110 and BIOM*3120
Exclusions: PHRM*3020

BIOM*3100 Mammalian Physiology I F(3-0) [0.50]

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: CHEM*2580 or CHEM*3590
Exclusions: BIOM*3050, PSGY*3050

BIOM*3110 Mammalian Physiology II W(3-0) [0.50]

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: 1 of BIOM*3050, BIOM*3100, PSGY*3050 or permission of the instructor
Exclusions: BIOM*3060, BIOM*3070, PSGY*3150

BIOM*3120 Laboratory Exercises in Mammalian Physiology W(0-3) [0.25]

A series of demonstrations, hands-on laboratory exercises, videos and seminars to complement the lectures in BIOM*3110 and HK*3940. The course will focus on aspects of cardiovascular, renal, respiratory and digestive physiology, neurophysiology and homeostasis.

Prerequisites: 1 of BIOM*3050, BIOM*3100, HK*3940, PSGY*3050
Concurrent: BIOM*3110
Exclusions: BIOM*3070 (Lab), PSGY*3250

BIOM*4010 Teratology F(2-3) [0.50]

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 ANAT*3070, BIOM*3010, HK*2951/2, HK*4951/2, ZOO*2090, ), (1 of ANAT*3210, ZOO*4440, BIOM*3040), [1 of HK*3940, BIOM*3070, (BIOM*3110, BIOM*3120)]

BIOM*4020 Physiology of Digestion F(3-1) [0.50]

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: 1 of BIOM*3110, HK*3940, ZOO*3210, or permission of instructor
Exclusion: PSGY*4010

BIOM*4030 Biochemical Endocrinology W(3-0) [0.50]

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: BIOM*3110, CHEM*2580, or permission of instructor
Exclusion: PSGY*4020

BIOM*4041/2 Mammalian Reproductive Biology F(2-2)/W(2-2) [1.00]

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 BIOM*4041 in the Fall semester and BIOM*4042 in the Winter semester. A grade will not be assigned to BIOM*4041 until BIOM*4042 has been completed.

Prerequisites: (1 of ANAT*3070, BIOM*3010, HK*2952, HK*4951/2, ZOO*2090, ), (1 of ANAT*3230, BIOM*3030, ZOO*3000), (BIOM*3110, BIOM*3120 or permission of instructor)

BIOM*4050 Physiology of Aging F(3-0) [0.50]

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: 1 of BIOM*2000, BIOM*3110, PSGY*2210 or permission of instructor
Exclusion: PSGY*4000

BIOM*4090 Pharmacology F(3-0) [0.50]

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

Prerequisites: BIOM*3090 or PHRM*3020
Exclusion: PHRM*4020

BIOM*4500 Research in Biomedical Sciences I S,F,W(0-6) [0.50]

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: 15.00 credits

BIOM*4510 Research in Biomedical Sciences II S,F,W(0-12) [1.00]

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.

Prerequisites: 15.00 credits
Exclusions: BIOM*4511:2

BIOM*4521/2 Research in Biomedical Sciences II S/F, F/W, W/S (0-6/0-6) [1.00]

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 BIOM*4521 in the first semester and BIOM*4522 in the second semester. A grade will not be assigned in BIOM*4521 until BIOM*4522 has been completed.

Prerequisites: 15.00 credits

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