Summer Quarter 2003, Third Four Weeks
Carl Moxey

EN Marieb, 2001
Human Anatomy and Physiology, 5/e
Benjamin Cummings
ISBN 0-8053-4989-8
Session Number Date Lecture Topics
I Mo. 04 August Introduction to Systems Physiology
Basic Functioning of the Cardiovascular System [ Marieb: 19 ]
II Tu. 05 August Cardiovascular Physiology 2 [ Marieb: 20 ]
III Th. 07 August Immune Function 1 [ Marieb: 22 ]
IV Mo. 11 August Immune Function 2 [ Marieb: 22 ]
V Tu. 12 August Respiratory Physiology [ Marieb: 23 ]
VI Th. 14 August Mid-Term Exam
« A Sampler of Questions »
VII Mo. 18 August Basic Digestive Physiology [ Marieb: 24 ]
Metabolism and Energetics [ Marieb: 25 ]
VIII Tu. 19 August Urinary Functioning [ Marieb: 26 ]
IX Th. 21 August Reproductive Physiology 1 [ Marieb: 28 ]
X Mo. 25 August Reproductive Physiology 2 [ Marieb: 28 ]
XI Tu. 26 August Reproductive Physiology 3 [ Marieb: 29 ]
XII Th. 28 August Final Exam
« A Sampler of Questions »
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Prerequisites BIO 4161 and 4162 or equivalent is recommended.
Description Physiology of the cardiovascular system:
  characteristics of blood;
  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.
  resistance to infection;
  nonspecific immune responses:
  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:
  sex determination;
  gamete formation;
  the female hormonal system;
  the ovarian cycle;
  the uterine cycle;
  immunological aspects of pregnancy;
  gestational physiology;
  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.