Jul 31, 2021  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[86 Hours]
The course consists of lectures, correlated laboratory experiments, and demonstrations. Principles of cellular and organ function and regulation of the various systems are studied. Clinical correlation lectures point out the derangements of normal function that may lead to disease. The importance of quantitative measurements of biological functions in physiology and medicine is emphasized. Major topics in the course include muscle action, bioelectric phenomena, peripheral somatic and autonomic nervous systems and reflexes, heart and circulation, respiration, kidney function, water and electrolyte balance, gastrointestinal function, endocrine function, metabolism, temperature regulation, etc. Laboratory experiments emphasize precision in observation, analysis, and interpretation of data. The topics studied in the laboratory and presented in demonstrations are correlated with lectures and conferences.