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.