PHGY 216 - Principles of Mammalian Physiology II
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:
- have acquired foundational knowledge about the function of cells, tissues, and organs within the context of the whole animal
- relate this knowledge to relevant and specific anatomical features (structure) and their cellular and biochemical processes (function)
- understand key functional interactions between the various organ systems
- have developed your ability to solve problems of an integrative physiologic nature on the basis of course instructional material
- 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)