Spring Quarter 2002
Carl Moxey

Textbook
GJ Tortora & SR Grabowski, 1999
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 9/e
John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
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Lecture Date Lecture Topics
I 28 March Introduction to Systems Physiology
Basic Functioning of the Cardiovascular System
II 04 April Cardiovascular Physiology 2
III 11 April Immune Function 1
IV 18 April Immune Function 2
V 25 April Respiratory Physiology
VI 02 May Mid-Term Exam:  « A Sampler of Questions »
Basic Digestive Physiology
Metabolism and Energetics
VII 09 May Urinary Functioning
VIII 16 May Reproductive Physiology 1
IX 23 May Reproductive Physiology 2
X 30 May Reproductive Physiology 3
XI 06 June Final Exam:  « A Sampler of Questions »
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Contact me at c.moxey@charter.net
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Prerequisites BIO 4161 and 4162 or equivalent is recommended.
Description Physiology of the cardiovascular system:
  characteristics of blood;
  hemodynamics;
  the cardiac cycle and cardiac output;
  blood vessels and their functioning:
    arteries as passageways
    arterioles as resistance vessels
    capillaries as sites of exchange
    lymphatics and interstitial fluid return
    veins and venous return.
Immunity:
  resistance to infection;
  nonspecific immune responses:
    inflammation
    complement
  specific immune responses:
    humoral immunity
    cell-mediated immunity
  immune disorders;
  external defenses.
Respiratory physiology:
  physics of gases;
  composition of gases;
  gas transport.
Digestive system physiology:
  structure of the gut tube;
  regulation of digestive secretion;
  metabolism and energetics.
Urinary system physiology:
  homeostatic functions;
  formation of urine;
  regulation of acid-base balance.
Reproductive physiology:
  gamete formation;
  female hormonal system;
  sex determination;
  immunological aspects of pregnancy
  fertilization;
  gestational physiology;
  parturition;
  lactation;
  special considerations of the neonate.
Course objectives To understand the physiology of cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary organ systems and how they function to maintain homeostasis.
To understand the hormonal control of reproduction and the processes of gamete formation, fertilization, gestation, parturition, and early post-natal physiology.
To learn how to use the Internet as a tool for gathering information.
Methodology Class lectures based upon the distributed outlines. This material may, from time to time, be augmented by assigned readings, Internet searches, or video presentations.
Exams will be based on the lecture presentations and any other assigned material.
Requirements Two examinations, as specified on the fine print page.