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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 3050 - Human Physiology and Anatomy I: Neurobiology and Endocrinology

Credits: 4
Formerly: Comparative Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Physiology & Anatomy I involves studying the evolution and mechanisms of human body form & function from genes to organ systems to the whole organism interacting with our environment. Course goals include fostering greater appreciation for the universal functions and principles shared by all animals and the importance of such knowledge to the advancement of medical science. Focus in lecture is placed largely on animal nervous and endocrine systems as mechanisms of regulating physiologic function relative to environmental needs. Laboratory will consist of a research project investigating the neuroendocrine basis of aggressive behavior using fish as a model system, human tissue identification, neuro- and sensory anatomy & physiology involving prepared slides, dissections, models, readings, and critical reviews (writing and discussion) of scientific literature relevant to the discipline. Lab time will also be dedicated to in-class discussions and student presentations of selected books. 3 hours of lecture and 1 lab period per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1027  or BIO 1025  , BIO 1028 , or consent of instructor.
Corequisite(s): BIO 3050L
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab