Sep 17, 2019  
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 255H Homeostasis: the Biology of Equilibrium


This course will cover the physiology of plants and animals in the context of homeostasis. All living organisms maintain this dynamic equilibrium to preserve internal conditions suitable for life as they face the challenges of changing external environments. This theme unifies concepts in cellular biology, physiology, and systems thinking. We will consider the basic biophysical challenges faced by cells and relate these to challenges on the organismal level. The course focuses on the mechanisms of homeostatic regulation using external and internal cues, interactions between organisms and their environment, and how cells and tissues work together to optimize the physiological processes that allow diverse life (including humans) to succeed in environments all over the planet.

Repeatable: N
SC
Requirements 3.5 or Higher GPA (35GP)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3



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