20556 Human Physiology

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Life Sciences

Prerequisites: General Biology I, General Biology II (or Vertebrates) and Cell Structure and Function (single-semester format or year-long format). Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Required: Fundamentals of Physics for Biology Students I + Fundamentals of Physics for Biology Students II,1 and General Chemistry2 (or General Chemistry I + General Chemistry II, for Biology Students; or General Chemistry I + General Chemistry II)

Recommended: Biochemistry I

The course, based on a translation of 26 chapters from Principles of Physiology (2nd ed.), by R.M. Berne and M.N. Levy (Mosby, 1996), was developed by Simona Ginsburg, Revital Lavy, and Sarah Weissenberg. The book focuses on the human body and relates to clinical aspects and disease. The course is offered in a year-long format.

Topics: Muscle; The cardiovascular system; The respiratory system; The gastrointestinal system; The kidneys and regulation of pH and body fluids.

1or Fundamentals of Physics I (20113) + Fundamentals of Physics II (20114), or Fundamentals of Physics (20125).

2or General Chemistry (20477 or 20487), which is no longer offered.