Physiology

PHSO V01 - INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 4 Units
Prerequisite: ANAT V01 or concurrent enrollment; and CHEM V20-V20L or CHEM
V30-V30L or 1 year of high school chemistry with grades of C or better
Recommended preparation: BIOL V01-V01L or BIOL V04; and CHEM V01A-V01AL
or CHEM V21-V21L
Hours: 3 lecture, 3 laboratory weekly
This course presents a survey of the functional relationships between
major organ systems, tissues and cells within the human body. A heavy
emphasis on the biochemistry of major physiological mechanisms will lead
to an understanding of the interactions between tissues that contribute to
overall homeostasis in the human body. Laboratory exercises emphasize
the development of both laboratory skills pertinent to physiology as well as
an understanding of the nature and significance of a variety of physiological
parameters which will be measured in the lab (including ECG, respiratory
measurements, electromyogram, pH and buffers, enzyme activity, and
others). ANSI 287.1 safety glasses and gloves are required.
Formerly Physio 1. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor