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Luis F Santana
P BIO 506
Seattle Campus

Human Physiology

Intensive coverage of physiology across the life span through lectures, conference. Includes cardiovascular, respiratory physiology, renal, body fluids, gastrointestinal, and acid base balance. Required for dental, graduate nursing, and bioengineering students. Also offered for graduate students. Prerequisite: P BIO 505, or equivalent with permission of instructor. Offered: W.

Class description

Physiology and Biophysics 506 is a professional-graduate level course series designed to assist students in comprehensive study of Physiology at a level beyond that of an undergraduate. This course takes a systems approach. Session 1 will focus on the cardiovascular center. Session 2 will cover respiratory physiology. Session 3 will cover renal physiology. Session 4 will discuss integrated physiological responses. Finally, session 5 will cover gastrointestinal physiology.

Student learning goals

Understand the functions of the gastrointestinal, renal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Understand the activities of the effector tissues that comprise and regulate these systems

General method of instruction

Lectures and discussion sessions.

Recommended preparation

To successfully meet the requirements of this course, the student must attend all classes and demonstrate her/his understanding of lecture topics and assigned readings through satisfactory performance on two midterm and one comprehensive final examination.

Class assignments and grading


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.
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Last Update by Luis F Santana
Date: 12/09/2010