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Course Title: ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
This course provides an introduction to animal structure and function. Basic mechanisms of physiology related to major systems will be covered including neurobiology, endocrinology, movement, circulation, gas exchange, digestion, and ionic and osmotic balance. The course will use a comparative approach that emphasizes how physiological differences among species have evolved based upon the need for the animal to adapt to the environment. Laboratory sessions will be devoted to reinforcement of lecture concepts using modern physiological methods. Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab per week.
Prerequisite: BIOL 0201