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PHGY 215 - Principles of Mammalian Physiology I

Course Description: 

Physiology 215 (Principles of Mammalian Physiology I) is a comprehensive systems physiology course with a focus on normal human physiology. The mechanical, physical, bioelectrical, and biochemical function of the Neural, Musculoskeletal, and Cardiovascular systems will be described. Normal physiological processes necessary for maintaining homeostasis and health will be emphasized. Examples of Pathophysiology will be used to demonstrate the importance of normal physiological processes.


    Minimum 2nd year (level 2) standing. 

    No more than 6.0 units from IDIS 150/6.0; KNPE 125/3.0; KNPE 225/3.0; 

    PHGY 210/6.0; PHGY212/6.0; PHGY 214/6.0.

    The objectives of Physiology 215 are to:

    • acquire a core of knowledge (as described in your lecture notes, class presentations, question lists, and recommended readings) about the function of cells, tissues, organs, and of the whole animal in relation to the anatomical features and the cellular and biochemical processes involved.
    • understand the functional interactions amongst organ systems, from attending lectures, reviewing the text, viewing materials on the Web, and discussions with classmates and professors.
    • develop an ability to solve problems of an integrative physiological nature in a limited time on the basis of retained information and without recourse to reference material.
    • appreciate the limitations of our knowledge and the contributions of research to the expansion of our knowledge about physiology and related disciplines.

    The evaluations will consist of a midterm and Final exam.

    Midterm 33% 

    • Nervous system (Magoski) 25 MCQ
    • Sensory system (Boehnke) 25 MCQ

    Final examination: 66.7 %

    • Nervous system (Magoski) 5 MCQ
    • Sensory system (Boehnke) 5 MCQ
    • Muscle (Baer) 28 MCQ
    • Cardiac (Zhang) 34 MCQ
    • Vascular (Funk) 28 MCQ

     

    LEARNING HOURS: 144 (36L)

    The recommended textbook for PHGY 215, available at Campus Bookstore, is Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems, 4th edition by Sherwood and Ward (2nd or 3rd could also be used). This text, when purchased new (4th edition), comes with access to the company’s website which includes an e-text, interactive tutorials, videos, animations, and other multimedia tools. Access to this online information, while helpful, is not necessary and should not dissuade one from purchasing a used textbook. If you do purchase the 4th edition textbook, you will need to enter the access key (provided with purchase) and the course code (MTPP-LW8P-KD9M) in order to access online features. If you have any difficulties, consult the PowerPoint file associated with the first learning event.

    All components of this course will receive numerical percentage marks. The final grade you receive for the course will be derived by converting your numerical course average to a letter grade according to Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale:

     

    Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale

    Grade

    Numerical Course

    Average (Range)

    A+

     

    90-100

    A

    85-89

    A-

    80-84

    B+

    77-79

    B

    73-76

    B-

    70-72

    C+

    67-69

    C

    63-66

    C-

    60-62

    D+

    57-59

    D

    53-56

    D-

    50-52

    F

    49 and below