Prerequisites: BIO-201 or BIO-210, BIO-202, CHE-142, KIN-343, and MAT-111 or higher. MAT-125 or MAT-212 is preferred.
This course emphasizes basic normal physiological mechanisms during rest and with reference to physical work and exercise. The focus of the course is on the mechanisms that affect the heart, systemic circulation, kidney, acid base, thermoregulation, blood vessels, internal and external respiration and the biochemistry of the cardiopulmonary system. In addition, we will discuss the mechanisms involved in physiological adaptations during stress and exertion in apparently healthy populations. Real life cases will be used to provide plausible and reasonable explanations and solutions.