This course is designed to provide a general introduction to human physiology.
Topics covered include: cells; tissues/skin; skeletal system; endocrine system; nervous system; muscle system; blood; lymphatics; nonspecific immunity; humoral immunity; cellular immunity; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; urinary system; digestion and metabolism; and reproduction.
This course has online exams that require a proctor. Online proctoring is available through ProctorU. For traditional site-based proctoring, a Proctor Agreement Form will be required.
This course can be applied towards:
BZ 101 (Humans and Other Animals) or BZ 110 (Principles of Animal Biology) or LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems); CHEM 103 (Chemistry in Context) or CHEM 107 (Fundamentals of Chemistry) or CHEM 111 (General Chemistry I) or instructor approval.
On campus lectures in BMS 300 are videotaped and made available as streaming video through RamCT at either 1 megabits or 256 kilobits per second. A standard DSL line is sufficient to view the lower speed versions, and the higher speed versions may be viewed using most broadband or cable internet services. Audio of the lectures are saved as MP3 files and can be downloaded from RamCT to a media player.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Principles of Human Physiology Access Card
- Vander's Human Physiology
- Vander's Human Physiology (Looseleaf)
The e-book access card can be purchased either at http://webcom2.grtxle.com/humanphysiolog. with a credit or debit card or at the CSU Bookstore. Optional textbooks can be purchased online or at the CSU Bookstore.
John Walrond is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Walrond's research interests focus on the structure and function of central and peripheral nicotinic cholinergic synapses.