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Donna J Koerker
P BIO 406
Seattle Campus

Human Physiology

Intensive coverage of physiology through lectures, conference. Autumn Quarter: excitable tissue, skeletal muscle; spinal reflex; cardiovascular, respiratory physiology; acid base balance; autonomic nervous system; temperature regulation. Winter Quarter: renal, body fluids; neuroendocrinology; reproductive, gastrointestinal, neurophysiology. Required for dental, graduate nursing, and bioengineering students. Also offered for graduate students. Offered: W.

Class description

This course currently covers cardiovascular, respiratory, GI, renal and acid base physiology.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Didactic lectures accompanied by TA moderated conference sections. VHS tapes and streaming videos of all lectures are also available.

Recommended preparation

Some grounding in mathematics and physical principles will be useful. PBio 405 would also be useful but not essential to a satisfactory performance in this course.

Class assignments and grading

Textbook reading and mastery of material from lectures. No written assignments, some problem sets may be given for self study but are not graded.

Three "midterms" cover the three sections of the course. The last one is combined with a comprehensive final exam. Exams are in a multiple choice format.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Donna J Koerker
Date: 01/09/2004