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(BIOL 261) Human Physiology

The function of the human body from cells through organ systems. Designed for those interested in the health professions including, but not limited to medical, dental, nursing, physical therapy, and all other fields of allied health.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite BIOL 112 (strongly recommended)
Corequisite BIOL 261L
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes

  1. Be able to explain the function and integration of the ten human organ systems: endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, immune, integumentary.
  2. Understand the physiological homeostatic controls of the efferent nervous and endocrine systems that govern the processes of circulation, respiration, filtration, metabolism, growth, and reproduction.
  3. Be able to apply critical thinking and reasoning skills when confronted with complex integrative physiological processes and pathophysiology.