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Douglas Wacker
B BIO 351
Bothell Campus

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I

Examines basic principles of anatomy and physiology at the cellular, tissue, and organismal levels. Considers adaptations in a broad range of animals, including humans, covering homeostasis, endocrinology, cellular neuroscience, higher brain function, sensory systems, and reproduction. First of a two quarter sequence. Prerequisite: B BIO 220. Offered: AW.

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Anatomy and physiology involve the study of the forms, functions, and mechanisms underlying biological processes in living organisms. We take a comparative approach in B Bio 351, meaning that we use examples from across animal taxa to better understand physiological concepts. Owing to our common origins, humans and animals often solve physiological problems in very similar ways. Since humans are animals, we discuss numerous examples from our own species throughout this course! B Bio 351 covers (1) homeostasis and cell signaling, (2) the endocrine system, (3) reproduction, (4) the nervous system, (5) and sensory systems. Other physiological systems are covered in B Bio 352: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II.

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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 Douglas Wacker
Date: 11/14/2013