Dr. William I. Lutterschmidt
Department of Biological Sciences
Lee Drain Building, Room 114A
| Lecture: Lee Drain Building (Room 220)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 0800 - 0900
Laboratory: Lee Drain Building (Room 109)
|Office Hours: Office hours will be posted on my office
door. Making appointments to see the instructor are recommended.
Textbook: Vander, A., J. Sherman, and D. Luciano.
1998. Human physiology, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill.
Physiology includes the study of many levels of organization from molecules to organisms. Although this course will introduce the hierarchy of physiological systems and provide an appreciation for the diversity of subdisciplines within the field of physiology, this course will focus on general organ system physiology and emphasize the comparison and contrast or these systems in humans and among other animal taxa. Topics related to the general and comparative physiology of animals will include mechanisms in temperature regulation, osmotic regulation, metabolism, digestion, and reproduction.
Laboratory: Laboratory sessions in this course have in the past stressed human anatomy. The curricula will remain similar with some additional laboratory experiments to introduce students to some classic experiments in comparative physiology and teach basic skills in data collection and analysis. Expectations in the laboratory along with the regulations and procedures will be outlined in detail by your laboratory instructor during your first laboratory meeting.