Vertebrate Physiology

Vertebrate physiology (click here to access the course website) is required of all Natural Resources majors and is taught every winter term.  I teach it from an evolutionary perspective, using a comparative approach.  We start with general biological principles (cell diffusion, biochemistry) and then delve into the various physiological systems in the vertebrate bodies.   We learn about metabolism, muscle and exercise physiology, neurology, endocrinology, reproductive biology, circulation, and respiration.

The course is a combination of lecture and laboratories, using state of the art equipment.

Science
Diffusion and Osmosis Lab
Photo2
Using an Oxygen-measuring Respirometer, students calculate pre- and post-exercise oxygen consumption to determine metabolic rate.
Photo1
Using an Oxygen-measuring Respirometer, students calculate pre- and post-exercise oxygen consumption to determine metabolic rate.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s