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ABOUT PHYSIOLOGY

PHYSIOLOGY looks at the biochemical and biophysical principles underlying the physiological processes of the human being. Lecture topics include neural and hormonal regulation of bodily processes, and the integration of the organ systems to maintain a constant fluid environment within the body.

 

1 Introduction to Human Physiology (4)

Transfer: UC,CSU

Prerequisite: Anatomy 1 and Biology 3, with grades of "C" or better.

This course presents the biochemical and biophysical principles underlying the physiological processes of the human being. Lecture topics include the neural and hormonal regulation of bodily processes, and the integration of the organ systems to maintain a constant fluid environment within the body. Special emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of body temperature, blood pressure, breathing, and urine output, as well as the interpretation of clinical laboratory tests. Laboratory exercises will introduce the student to the spectrophotometer, EKG machine, blood pressure cuff, and urinalysis tests. This course is intended to meet the requirements of students majoring in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Physical Education, and Life Sciences, or for those who wish to extend their knowledge of the human body beyond the scope of introductory biology.

 

185 Directed Study - Physiology (1) CSU

285 Directed Study - Physiology (2) CSU

385 Directed Study - Physiology (3) CSU

 

These courses allow a student to pursue Directed Study in Physiology on a contract basis under a direction of a supervising instructor. NOTE: Maximum UC credit allowed: 3-1/3 semester units per semester, 6 units total in any or all appropriate subject areas combined. Please note that the granting of transfer credit for courses of this kind is contingent upon a review of the course outline by a UC campus.