BIO 505 Human Physiology (Graduate)

This course utilizes a systems approach in the exploration of the concept of homeostasis, or the ability of the body systems to work together to maintain internal stability. Knowledge of basic chemistry and cell biology is recommended.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the importance of maintaining homeostasis in the human body.
  2. Contrast the use of positive and negative feedback loops to maintain homeostasis.
  3. Use basic knowledge of physics and chemistry to explain physiological processes.
  4. Summarize the functions of the body systems and relate them to the control of internal stability.
  5. Explain how perturbations in organ system function lead to disease.
  6. Develop critical thinking skills to be able to analyze and propose solutions to physiologically-related case studies.
  7. Choose and employ suitable reference resources to refine and expand knowledge of human physiology.

Prerequisite: None

Related Offerings:
BIO 504 Genetics (Spring 2020 & Late Spring 2021)
BIO 501 Biological Chemistry (Summer I 2020 & Summer I 2021)
BIO 505 Human Physiology (Summer II 2020 & Summer II 2021)
BIO 502 Cell Biology (Fall 2020)
BIO 503 Systems Biology (Late Fall 2020)
BIO 506 Microbiology (Spring 2021)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor: April Elrod, Ph.D april.elrod@agsfaculty.indwes.edu  

Credit Hours: 3

Date: 6/29/2021 – 8/22/2021

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12

BIO 505 Syllabus