BL 216 Overview
This course is designed to be the owner’s manual to the incredible machine that is the human body. The primary objective of this course is to describe and relate physiologically relevant phenomena to the health and well being of the average individual. Intrinsic to this focus is the study of homeostasis, the body's ability to maintain inner peace in the face of a chaotic external environment. The physiology (and anatomy) of the vertebrates (especially humans) will be discussed at various levels including the cell, the tissue, the organ, and the organ system. Topics that will be discussed during the semester include nerves, muscles, bones, circulation, and metabolism. This course may be used toward an advanced core certificate. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or department consent.
- 3.00 Credits