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Problems, not lectures!

The course is not based on lectures but it is entirely arranged around weekly problems.
The problems are organized around the essential topics of physiology, namely: energetic requirements and digestion, oxygen transport, neuromuscular interaction and central coordination of physiological responses, immune function and hormonal regulation, water and ion balance, thermoregulation, endocrinology and reproductive function.
The problems will provide a significant learning of animal and human physiology by emphasizing the interaction between different physiological processes.
Examples of problems used in the course: Kevin Costner’s gills, Breathing bubbles, Miracle diets, Drunk fish, Penguins with indigestion, Muscle control in Parkinson’s disease, Testicular cooling in dolphins, Pheromones keep estrous cycles in tune,…

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Last updated: 06/26/07