Biomolecules & Cells
Chemistry for Biomedicine
Genes & Environment
Physics for Biomedicine
Experimental Design & Data Analysis
Molecular & Cellular Biomedicine
Principles Of Genetics
Integrated Human Structure & Function
Techniques In Molecular Science
Biomedicine: From Molecule to Malady
Frontiers In Physiology
Cardiovascular Health: Genes & Hormones
Frontiers in Biomedicine
Muscle & Exercise Physiology
Sensation, Movement & Higher Functions
The physiology major will teach you how the body works. You will learn about the ways in which cells, organs and the whole body function in an integrated way. By understanding normal function, you will investigate disturbances in whole body systems such as those relating to the endocrine, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, developmental and neural control systems. The experimental bases of physiology are emphasized and you will use contemporary techniques to examine questions in physiology. Discoveries in physiology have a broad impact upon health and medicine, environmental science, industry, nutrition, exercise and reproductive biology. Many of the discoveries from the human genome project rely on physiology to understand their impact on the human body.
Students completing this major should have:
* understood how the functional properties of cells and tissues determine the integrated responses of human organ systems including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, nervous and reproductive systems;
* developed an understanding of the process of designing and conducting biomedical research, including the generation of experimental hypotheses, and analysis and interpretation of data derived from experiments;
* gained experience in the critical evaluation and appreciation of the scientific literature; and
* learned how physiology is able to provide functional and "real life" significance to on-going discoveries of genetic and molecular biological research.
Structure & Available Subjects:
This major consists of:
* 50 credit points at the third year level.