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Instructor Info:Cynthia Gill
Office Extension x5358
TA Info:Raffi Sherak
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
12:30 PM - 01:50 PM Cole Science Center 316
12:30 PM - 01:50 PM Cole Science Center 316

This course will cover physiology of organ systems within animal phyla with special emphasis on physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment. Topics will include osmoregulation, temperature regulation and neural, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive and endocrine function. One focus will be on cellular and molecular mechanisms common across systems and phyla. We'll also examine unique adaptations to extreme environments. Knowledge of basic biology and chemistry is not required but is recommended. Students will engage in class problems, lectures, and reading of text and primary scientific literature.

Course Objectives:

Core objectives are based on the American Physiological Society curriculum objectives, adapted for animal physiology.