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Rachel E. Cohen
B BIO 350
Bothell Campus

Animal Physiology

Explores basic principles of animal physiology, emphasizing cellular mechanisms that meditate physiological processes. Covers physiology in health and disease at the cellular, tissue, and organismal levels in various animals. Includes analysis and interpretation of primary literature, design of experiments to test various hypotheses in physiology. Prerequisite: B BIO 220. Offered: A.

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B BIO 350 is a comparative animal physiology course with an emphasis on both invertebrates and vertebrates. Specifically, the course will focus on comparative mechanisms involved in physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, system and whole organism levels. The specific objectives of this course are: (1) to provide an understanding of the fundamental principles of animal physiology; (2) to understand how these principles are incorporated into the evolutionary adaptations of different animals; and (3) to provide experience in reading and summarizing primary literature in the area of animal physiology.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Rachel E. Cohen
Date: 03/28/2012