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PHGY 216 - Principles of Mammalian Physiology II

 Winter 2020
 Year 2
 3-4 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

Nicolle Domnik (Course Coordinator), Michael Adams, John MacLeod

This course provides a foundational survey of the mammalian Respiratory, Renal, Gastrointestinal, and Endocrine/Reproductive systems, essential for future studies or research in clinical, integrative, basic, or comparative physiology, medicine, and more.

It is recommended that this course be taken after taking PHGY 215/3.0, resulting in a full physiology course (6.0 units in one academic year); however, it can also be taken independently, after or concurrently with PHGY 215/3.0. This course is also offered online (learning hours may vary; please contact the Bachelor of Health Sciences program office).

Level 2 or above.

(KNPE 125/3.0 and KNPE 225/3.0) or (PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0) or PHGY 210/6.0 or PHGY 212/6.0 or PHGY 214/6.0

As concerns the respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine/reproductive systems, by the end of this course, you should:

  1. have acquired foundational knowledge about the function of cells, tissues, and organs within the context of the whole animal
  2. relate this knowledge to relevant and specific anatomical features (structure) and their cellular and biochemical processes (function)
  3. understand key functional interactions between the various organ systems
  4. have developed your ability to solve problems of an integrative physiologic nature on the basis of course instructional material
  5. appreciate the limitations of our existing knowledge and the active contributions of biomedical research to expanding our knowledge of human and general mammalian function

Lectures: 3 hours per week

Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (4th Can. Ed.) – Sherwood & Ward (2nd & 3rd editions are acceptable)