Jul 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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BIOL 312/3326 - Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)


The principal objective of this course is to give the student a solid foundation in understanding the anatomy and physiology of the basic vertebrate body from a functional perspective. The course focuses on describing the anatomy of the major organ systems found in vertebrates and explaining how the physiology of these anatomical systems enables vertebrate bodies to function in their environment. The course will survey model organisms to compare variation in anatomy and physiology associated with different behavioral and ecological requirements. The laboratory will consist of computer learning models, physiological and biomedical experiments with living tissue and specimens to investigate the function of various organ systems, and dissection of preserved and fresh vertebrate specimens, to give students in-depth experience with anatomical identification.

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Offered in fall.

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