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.
For students unfamiliar with CSU course designations, prerequisites listed below are equivalent to a semester of college biology and a semester of college chemistry. More information about course equivalents can be found at https://transferology.com.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Each lecture will be recorded on video, and processed for streaming video accessible through Canvas. A link on the course homepage will take you to an html page where you can link to the streaming video versions of the lectures. Lectures are usually mounted in Canvas the same day the lecture is presented.
Lectures may be viewed as streaming video on desktop and laptop computers as well as hand-held devices such as tablets and phones.
This course is also available as a credit option. See the BMS 300 course page if you are obtaining an undergraduate degree and need the credits.
Textbooks 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 www.grtep.com 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.