UB Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: Physiology<sup>*</sup>

Physiology*

Department of Physiology and Biophysics

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
124 Sherman Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3078

Phone: 716.829.2738
Fax: 716.829.2344
Web: www.smbs.buffalo.edu/phb/

Harold C. Strauss
Chair

Mary Anne Rokitka
Director of Undergraduate Studies

About the Program

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Physiology courses provide students whose majors are in the life and health sciences with an understanding of bodily functions at the cellular and organ-system levels. A number of courses serve as prerequisites for majors with a healthcare focus. Students whose majors are not directly associated with the health professions are encouraged to take physiology courses as long as students satisfy course prerequisites.

Course Descriptions

PGY 300 Human Physiology

Credits:  4
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  ANA 113 or BIO 200 or CHE 101
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Functions of the human body; interrelationships of the organ systems as humans respond and adapt to their environment.

PGY 405 Cell & Membrane Physiology

Credits:  4
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  BIO 201 and BIO 205 or BCH 403
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Contemporary issues of cell structure and function and experimental methods used in modern cell biology research. Lectures concern basic principles and show how these principles are derived from research through reviewing original journal articles.

PGY 412 Applied Physiology

Credits:  2
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  PGY 300 or PGY 451 or PGY 452 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Physiological responses of the body to the internal stresses caused by disease.

PGY 427 Neurophysiology

Credits:  4
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  PGY 451 and PGY 452 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Basic principles known to govern the function of the nervous system in humans.

PGY 428 Neurophysiology Laboratory

Credits:  4
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Functional organization and operation of the mammalian nervous system.

PGY 451 Human Physiology I

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  BIO 200 and CHE 202
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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First semester of a two-semester lecture course in human body functions.

PGY 452 Human Physiology II

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  PGY 451
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Second semester of a two-semester lecture course in human body functions.

PGY 498 Physiology Research

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Upper Division Health Sciences Major
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Students participate in original investigative work that includes both laboratory and literature searching.

PGY 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 8
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Undergraduate research tutorial.

 

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