Summer 2021 - BISC 305 D100
Animal Physiology (3)
Class Number: 1284
Delivery Method: In Person
A comparative study of basic physiological mechanisms in invertebrates and vertebrates.
This course introduces the major physiological systems with an emphasis on understanding mechanisms. The course emphasizes the Physics behind the Physiology and the exams involve substantial Physics concepts. The exams are based on deductive thinking (like math or physics exams) and memorization of facts plays almost no role in this class. Though all concepts and several examples to illustrate the application of concepts are presented in class and as part of the assignments, students are expected to search for additional material (e.g. exercise problems) on their own. The instructor and TA(s) are available for help but the emphasis of this course on Physics concepts in Physiology should not be underestimated.
- Basic principles of neuroscience
- Sensory systems
- Muscle physiology
- Basic endocrinology
- Cardiovascular physiology
- Respiratory physiology
- Water balance
- Midterm 1 30%
- Midterm 2 25%
- Midterm 3 25%
- Assignments 20%
Asynchronous: lectures are pre-recorded
Exams: synchronous, during class time
Tutorials: synchronous, on official TA hours
office hours: synchronous, 1 hour during class time
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
The course emphasizes Physics-based concepts in the study of Animal Physiology. The student is expected to look for any additional study material on his/her own.
Copies of transparencies used in class will be made available on the web and in the library. A book is not required for this class though reading Animal Physiology (e.g. Eckert’s Animal Physiology) and Neuroscience books (all available in the SFU library) is highly recommended.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).