Course Descriptions

Biological Sciences course descriptions

 
The School of Biological Sciences currently offers courses under the BIOL prefix and the APPH prefix. For Biology majors, most 3000 and 4000-level BIOL courses can count as depth or breadth electives. BIOL experiential learning courses (4965, 4697, and 4699) can only count as breadth electives. APPH 3000 and 4000-level courses can count as breadth electives.
 

 

BIOL courses
 
 
BIOL 1510 - Biological Principles
An introduction to the basic principles of modern biology, including biomacromolecules, bioenergetics, cell structure, genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and ecological relationships.
4.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours
Syllabi: Fall 2014
 
BIOL 1511 - Honors Biological Principles
An advanced introduction to the principles of modern biology, including biomacromolecules, bioenergetics, cell structure, genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and ecological relationships. Intended for all Biology majors and Honors Program students.
4.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours
 
BIOL 1520 - Intro to Organismal Biology
An introduction to biology at the organ and organismal levels, with emphasis on physiological processes and integration of growth and development.
4.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours
 
BIOL 1521 - Honors Organismal Biology
Introduction to biology at the organ and organismal levels, with emphasis on biodiversity, physiological processes, and integration of growth, reproduction and development. Intended for all Biology majors and Honors Program students.
4.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours
 
BIOL 2100 – Biogeography - New Zealand
Introduction to theory of island biogeography focused on New Zealand's geological history and unique biota.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
 
BIOL 2335 - General Ecology
Introduction to ecological processes at individual, population, and community levels that occur in plant, animal, and microbial taxa, and their relevance to current environmental problems.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 2336 - General Ecology Lab
The companion laboratory for BIOL 2335 (Ecology). This course stresses understanding ecological concepts through a combination of lab and field experiments, and computer simulations. 0
1.0 Credit hours, 0.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours
Corequisites:BIOL 2335
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 2337 - Honors Ecology
A problem-based learning course in ecology. Student teams will do research and solve challenges typically faced by ecologists and environmental scientists.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Corequisites:BIOL 2338
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 Minimum Grade of B or BIOL 1511 Minimum Grade of B
 
BIOL 2338 - Honors Ecology Lab
Companion course to Honors Ecology. Student teams will explore solutions to ecological challenges using experiments and mathematical models.
1.0 Credit hours, 0.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 Minimum Grade of B or BIOL 1511 Minimum Grade of B
 
BIOL 2344 - Genetics
Mendelian and molecular genetics; principles of inheritance, gene structure and function, foundations of recombinant DNA technology, genetic basis of variation and evolution.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 2345 - Genetics Laboratory
A laboratory course in the fundamental techniques of genetic analysis.
1.0 Credit hours, 0.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours
Corequisites:BIOL 2344
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 2354 - Honors Genetics
A comprehensive genetics course incorporating discussions of primary literature. Topics include molecular genetics and gene action, transfer systems and mapping, cytological, quantitative and population genetics.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Corequisites:BIOL 2355
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 Minimum Grade of B or BIOL 1511 Minimum Grade of B
 
BIOL 2355 - Honors Genetics Lab
Hands-on introduction to practical techniques, critical thinking, and important concepts in genetics. Students carry out laboratory experiments that explore transmission, population, and molecular genetics.
1.0 Credit hours, 0.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours
Corequisites:BIOL 2354
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 Minimum Grade of B or BIOL 1511 Minimum Grade of B
 
BIOL 2400 - Math Models in Biology
Introductory probability and deterministic models in biology, including discrete and continuous probability distributions and dynamic models from molecular and cellular biology to ecology and epidemiology.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:(MATH 1553 and either MATH 1555 or MATH 1522) and (BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511)
 
BIOL 2698 - Research Assistantship
Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.
1.0 TO 12.0 Credit hours, 1.0 TO 12.0 Lecture hours
Information on requesting a registration permit can be found here.
 
BIOL 2699 - Undergraduate Research
Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.
1.0 TO 12.0 Credit hours, 1.0 TO 12.0 Lecture hours
Information on requesting a registration permit can be found here.
 
BIOL 280X - Special Topics
This designation enables the School of Biological Sciences to provide new lecture courses dealing with areas of current interest in biological sciences.
X Credit hours, X Lecture hours
 
BIOL 290X - Special Problems
Research problems in biology under the supervision of a faculty member.
1.0 TO 21.0 Credit hours, 1.0 TO 21.0 Lecture hours
 
BIOL 3100 – Ecology & Evolution - Australia
Evolution and ecology of Australian ecosystems, including rainforests, open woodlands, coastal habitats; conservation of endangered ecosystems. Earns Biology depth elective credit. Research project required.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2100
 
BIOL 3300 - Tropical Ecology
Ecological processes in the tropics including community organizations, biotic interactions, biodiversity, coevolution. Students perform research projects in rain forest, cloud forest, and seashore.
0.0 OR 3.0 Credit hours, 0.0 OR 1.0 Lecture hours, 0.0 OR 6.0 Lab hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 3380 - Intro Microbiology
Basic biology of bacteria, fungi, algae, and viruses, with emphasis on bacteriology.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:(BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511) and CHEM 1212K
 
BIOL 3381 - Intro Microbiology Lab
Fundamental laboratory techniques in microbiology.
1.0 Credit hours, 0.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours
Corequisites:BIOL 3380
Prerequisites:(BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511) and CHEM 1212K
 
BIOL 3450 - Cell Molecular Biology
An introduction to the structure and function of cells and their organelles with emphasis on eukaryotic cellular and molecular processes.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:(BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511) and (CHEM 2311 or CHEM 1315)
 
BIOL 3451 - Cell Molecular Biology Lab
An introduction to experimental methods of cell and molecular biology research that will cover some fundamental topics of cell biology.
0.0 OR 1.0 Credit hours, 0.0 Lecture hours, 0.0 OR 3.0 Lab hours
Corequisites:BIOL 3450
Prerequisites:(BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511) and (CHEM 2311 or CHEM 1315)
 
BIOL 3600 - Intro Evolutionary Biology
Comprehensive introduction to evolutionary biology. Includes focus on processes (natural selection, genetic drift) and resulting patterns (genome organization, phylogeny) illustrated with prokaryote and eukaryote examples.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites: BIOL 2344 or BIOL 2354 or BIOL 2335 or BIOL 2337
 
BIOL 3753 – Human Anatomy
Detailed study of human body structures using a regional and systems approach.  Emphasis is placed on structural relationships and the integration of body systems. Note: Credit cannot be awarded for both APPH/BIOL 3751 and APPH/BIOL 3753.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours. Crosslisted with APPH 3753.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1520 or BIOL 1521 or CHEM 1211K or CHEM 1310
 
BIOL 3754 - Anatomy Lab
A detailed hands-on study of human structure using high-resolution models, specialized specimens and dissection of selected mammalian organs and tissues.
1.0 Credit hours, 0.0 Lecture hours, 3.0 Lab hours Crosslisted with APPH 3754.
Prerequisites with concurrency: APPH 3753 or BIOL 3753
 
BIOL 3755 - Human Physiology
Students will explore the function and adaptation of the human body emphasizing neuromuscular, cardio-respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and urinary systems to maintain homeostasis and human health. Crosslisted with APPH 3755. Note: Credit cannot be awarded for both APPH/BIOL 3751 and APPH/BIOL 3755.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites: APPH 3753 or BIOL 3753
 
BIOL 3756 - Physiology Lab
A laboratory application of concepts in Physiology, providing hands-on experience focusing primarily on non-invasive human experiments supplemented with in vitro tissues experiments.
1.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lab hours Crosslisted with APPH 3756.
Prerequisites with concurrency: APPH 3755 or BIOL 3755
 
BIOL 4012 - Protein Biology
Biological view of proteins, including: protein biosynthesis, processing, modifications, folding, trafficking, interactions, degradation, natural and directed evolution, protein assembly diseases, amyloids, prions and protein-based inheritance.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours   
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 4015 - Cancer Biology & Technology
This course covers basic concepts of cancer biology and new technologies that are being developed to understand, detect, treat, and prevent cancer.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511 or BIOL 1520 or BIOL 1521 or CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1211K or CHEM 1212K or PHYS 2211 or PHYS 2212 or EAS 1600 or EAS 1601 or EAS 2600
 
BIOL 4101 - Sensory Ecology
A quantitative analyses of communication channels and information acquisition involving visual, auditory, mechanosensory, and olfactory modalities across a range of species and habitats.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2335 or BIOL 2337
 
BIOL 4105 - Macromolecular Modeling
Principles and practices in the use of molecular mechanics methods (minimization; molecular dynamics) to study structure-function relationships in biological macromolecules.
4.0 Credit hours, 4.0 Lecture hours
 
BIOL 4150 – Genomics & Applied Bioinformatics
Retrieval and analysis of biological sequence, gene expression, and proteomics data from public databases and other sources; applying standard bioinformatics tools to investigate biological questions.
0.0 OR 3.0 Credit hours, 0.0 OR 2.0 Lecture hours, 0.0 OR 3.0 Lab hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2344 or BIOL 2354 and (CS 1321 or CS 1371 or CS 1301 or CS 1315)
 
BIOL 4221 - Biological Oceanography
An introduction to the major biological processes in the ocean including primary production, elemental cycling, food webs, and fisheries.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 4225 - Molecular Evolution
Evolutionary processes at molecular level, organizations of genomes and genetic systems. Students will read and present up-to-date research articles in various topics in molecular evolution.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2344 or BIOL 2354
 
BIOL 4340 - Medical Microbiology
Advanced study of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses that cause human diseases; emphasis on epidemiology, mechanisms of disease causation, prevention, and treatment.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 3380
 
BIOL 4401 - Experimental Design & Statistical Methods
Introductory course on experimental design, hypothesis testing and basic statistical techniques commonly applied in biological research. Exercises based on computer statistical software packages.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites: (MATH 1553 and either MATH 1555 or MATH 1522) and (BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511)
 
BIOL 4410 - Microbial Ecology
Advanced studies of microbial ecosystems, the specific roles of bacteria in maintaining ecological balance, and the evolution of the ecosystem in response to changing environments.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 3380
 
BIOL 4417 - Marine Ecology
An overview of the physical forces and biotic interactions structuring marine communities and of the major threats to these communities.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2335 or BIOL 2337
 
BIOL 4418 - Microbial Physiology
Study of the physiology of growth and metabolic activities of microorganisms.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 3380
 
BIOL 4422 - Theoretical Ecology
Theoretical foundations of ecology, from the population to the community and ecosystem levels.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:MATH 2403 or BIOL 2400
 
BIOL 4440 - Plant Physiology
Chemical transformation in photosynthesis, photophysiology and water relationships, organic nutrition and effects of hormones on growth and development of plants.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511 and BIOL 1520 or BIOL 1521
 
BIOL 4446 - Animal Physiology
Systems physiology including nerves, muscles, kidney, digestion, circulation, endocrinology, reproduction, and respiration.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 3450
 
BIOL 4460 – Communicating Biological Research
Students learn to convey the importance of research findings in the biological sciences and to critically evaluate research results through discussions and scientific presentations.
1.0 Credit hours, 1.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 4590 or BIOL 4690 or BIOL 4910
 
BIOL 4464 - Developmental Biology
Investigations of cell differentiation and development using the tools of molecular genetics and cell biology.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:(BIOL 2344 or BIOL 2354) and BIOL 3450
 
BIOL 4471 - Behavior Biology
An introduction to the study of the principles of behavior of all kinds of organisms, from microbes to mammals.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511 or BIOL 1520 or BIOL 1521
 
BIOL 4478 - Biophysics
Biophysical aspects of nucleic acids, proteins, and their interactions.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:PHYS 2211 and (BIOL 2344 or BIOL 2354 or BIOL 3450)
 
BIOL 4480 – Evolutionary Developmental Biology
This course teaches students how the process of development from embryo to adult impacts evolutionary diversity and human health.
2.0 Credit hours, 2.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 4545 - Human Genetics
Introduction to the genetics and evolution of complex human traits, focusing on contemporary approaches to understanding susceptibility to malignant, metabolic, immune and psychological diseases.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:Undergraduate Semester level BIOL 2344 or BIOL 2354
 
BIOL 4570 - Immunology & Immunochemistry
A survey of modern immunology and its applications.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 3450 and (BIOL 2344 or BIOL 2354)
 
BIOL 4590 - Research Project Lab
Experience in designing, implementing, and communicating a biology research project, and practical training in modern approaches for biological research.
0.0 OR 3.0 Credit hours, 0.0 OR 1.0 Lecture hours, 0.0 OR 6.0 Lab hours
Corequisites:BIOL 4460
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510
Information on requesting a registration permit can be found here.
 
BIOL 4607 - Molecular Biology of Microbes: Disease, Nature, and Biotechnology
Molecular genetics of bacteria with an emphasis on experimental approaches, regulatory mechanisms in disease-causing and environmental bacteria, and biotechnology applications derived from microbes. Credit not allowed for both BIOL 4607 and BIOL 4608.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 4608 - Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics
The molecular genetics of bacteria and their viruses, with emphasis in the organization, replication, expression, transfer and experimental manipulation of prokaryotic genes and genomes. Credit not allowed for both BIOL 4607 and BIOL 4608.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2344 or BIOL 2354
 
BIOL 4620 - Aquatic Chemical Ecology
Focuses on understanding the chemical mechanisms of aquatic signaling and the cascading effects on population regulation, community organization, and ecosystem function.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2335 or BIOL 2337
 
BIOL 4650 - Bioethics
This course will examine the process of scientific inquiry and the ethical implications of research in the biological sciences.
2.0 Credit hours, 2.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511
 
BIOL 4668 - Eukaryotic Mol Genetics
Topics in molecular genetics, including genetic engineering techniques, gene expression and regulation, genetic structure, stability and evolution, with emphasis on eukaryotic organisms.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2344 or BIOL 2354
 
BIOL 4690 - Independent Research Project
Independent research with proposal and manuscript writing, conducted with the guidance of a faculty member.
3.0 Credit hours, 0.0 Lecture hours, 9.0 Lab hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2698 or BIOL 2699 or BIOL 4698 or BIOL 4699
Information on requesting a registration permit can be found here.
 
BIOL 4694 - Intern Assistantship
Biology Undergraduate Internship for pay for juniors and seniors, by permit only. The internship experience must at a unit or agency approved by the School of Biological Sciences. AUDIT ONLY.
1.0 to 21.0 Credit hours
 
BIOL 4695 – Undergraduate Internship
Biology Undergraduate Internship for credit for juniors and seniors, by permit only. The internship experience must be at a unit or agency approved by the School of Biological Sciences. 
1.0 to 21.0 Credit hours
 
BIOL 4696 - Biology Teaching Assistant
Biology teaching assistantship for pay under the guidance of a faculty member. Permit only. AUDIT ONLY.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:CETL 2000
 
BIOL 4697 - Biology Undergraduate Teaching
An introduction to teaching biology for undergraduate teaching assistants, with a focus on effective teaching active engagement of students, and development of innovative classroom activities. Permit only.
0.0 OR 3.0 Credit hours, 0.0 OR 1.0 Lecture hours, 0.0 OR 6.0 Lab hours
Prerequisites:CETL 2000
 
BIOL 4698 - Research Assistantship
Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member. AUDIT ONLY.
1.0 TO 12.0 Credit hours, 1.0 TO 12.0 Lecture hours
Information on requesting a registration permit can be found here.
 
BIOL 4699 - Undergraduate Research
Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.
1.0 TO 12.0 Credit hours, 1.0 TO 12.0 Lecture hours
Information on requesting a registration permit can be found here.
 
BIOL 4740 - Bio-Inspired Design
We examine evolutionary adaptation as a source for engineering design inspiration, utilizing principles of scaling, adaptability, and robust multifunctionality that characterize biological systems.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1520 or BIOL 1521 or BIOL 3600 or BMED 3100 or PHYS 2211
 
BIOL 4746 - Signaling Molecules
The diversity of chemical signals between organisms and their structural specifications will be presented along with chemical and biological methods for isolating signaling molecules.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1511 and CHEM 2311
 
BIOL 4752 - Intro Neuroscience
Goals are to understand the components of the nervous system and their functional interactions, and appreciate the complexity of higher order brain functions and pathways. Crosslisted with BMED 4752.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 3450 or BMED 3160
 
BIOL 4755 - Mathematical Biology
An introduction to practical applications of mathematical models to help unravel the underlying mechanisms involved in biological processes. Crosslisted with MATH 4755.
3.0 Credit hours, 3.0 Lecture hours
Prerequisites:MATH 2403 or BIOL 2400
 
BIOL 480X - Special Topics
This designation enables the School of Biological Sciences to provide new lecture courses dealing with areas of current interest in biological science.
X Credit hours, X Lecture hours
 
BIOL 490X - Special Problems
Research problem in biology under supervision of a faculty member. To be offered any term with credit to be arranged. Seven hours (four hours breadth electives + three hours free elective) are the maximum credits allowed toward the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree.
1.0 TO 21.0 Credit hours, 1.0 TO 21.0 Lecture hours
 
BIOL 4910 - Honors Research Thesis
Writing and submission of an Undergraduate Research Thesis describing research accomplishments with a biology faculty member.
3.0 Credit hours, 0.0 Lecture hours, 9.0 Lab hours
Prerequisites:BIOL 2698 or BIOL 2699 or BIOL 4698 or BIOL 4699
Information on requesting a registration permit can be found here.
 
 
 
 
APPH Courses

For Biology majors, APPH 3000 and 4000-level courses can count as breadth electives.

 

APPH 1040 Foundations of Health
nformation presented through lecture, laboratory, and self-directed study enabling increased knowledge, the development of strategies and the promotion of self responsibility for enhancing personal health.
2.0 Credit hours, 2.0 Lecture hours
 
APPH 1050 Science of Physical Activity and Health
Students will learn the importance of health fitness, good nutrition, stress management and chronic disease prevention. Activity portion of course will focus on training to improve fitness.
2.0 Credit hours

APPH 2500 Introduction to Sport Science
Students will apply scientific principles to human performance related to sport and movement across an array of topics (e.g., rehabilitation, exercise physiology, locomotion biomechanics, prosthetics).
3.0 Credit hours

APPH 3000 Survey of Medicine
Content focuses on scientific, social, and cultural aspects if illness, how perceptions and behavior influence disease concept and fundamental aspects of medical diagnosis and treatment.
3.0 Credit hours

APPH 3300 Health Promotion
Through small group discussions and lectures, this class examines contemporary health issues facing college students and the theory and skills required to conduct health promotion activities.
3.0 Credit hours
Prerequisites: APPH 1040, APPH 1062, APPH 1063, or APPH 1064
 
APPH 3500 Nutrition and Health
Study of human nutrition as an applied science. Nutrition physiology: metabloism, energy, production, biochemical aspect, role of nutrients, weight control mechanisms and preventative nutrition in health management will be covered topics.
2.0 Credit hours
Prerequisites: APPH 1040 or APPH 1061, Junior Standing
 
APPH 3753 Fundamentals of Anatomy
Detailed study of human body structures using a regional and systems approach. Emphasis is placed on structural relationships and the integration of body systems.
3.0 Credit hours
Prerequisites: BIOL 1520 or BIOL 1521 or CHEM 1211K or CHEM 1310

APPH 3754 Laboratory of Human Anatomy
A detailed hands-on study of human structure using high-resolution models, specialized specimens and dissection of selected mammalian organs and tissues.
1.0 Credit hours
Prerequisites with Concurrency: APPH 3753 or BIOL 3753
 
APPH 3755 Human Physiology
Students will explore the function and adaptation of the human body emphasizing neuromuscular, cardio-respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and urinary systems to maintain homeostasis and human health.
3.0 Credit hours
Prerequisites: APPH 3753
 
APPH 3756 Physiology Lab
A laboratory application of concepts in Physiology, providing hands-on experience focusing primarily on non-invasive human experiments supplemented with in vitro tissues experiments.
1.0 Credit hours
Prerequisites: APPH 3753 or BIOL 3753
Prerequisites with Concurrency: APPH 3755 or BIOL 3755
 
APPH 4100 Exercise Physiology
Physiology of human movement with emphasis on metabolic, cardiorespiratory, and musculoskeletal aspects; associated topics include body composition, themoregulation, and ergogenic aids.
3.0 Credit hours
Prerequisites: APPH/BIOL 3751 Human Anatomy & Physiology
 
APPH 4200 Kinesiology
Analysis of human movement from the broad perspectives of kinesiology, neural control and human anatomy, to include the study of locomotion, lifting, cycling, jumping and throwing.
 
APPH 4400 Human Neuroanatomy
The purpose of this course is to learn the anatomical makeup of the human nervous system. In this course we will closely examine details of central and peripheral neuroanatomy with links to function. As well, comparisons with non-human vertebrate neuroanatomy will be made.
 
APPH 4600 Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function
To provide an in-depth understanding of the biological processes underlying skeletal muscle structure and function.
3.0 Credit hours
Prerequisites: BIOL 1510
 
APPH 4802-A Introduction to Rehabilitation Research Methods
The purpose of this course is to explore research study designs and methods used in rehabilitation research with human subjects. The course will cover the principles of research ethics when working with human subjects, as well as research design and implementation, and analysis and interpretation of data. Students will learn how to formulate research questions and how to locate, review and evaluate literature. The course will provide an excellent background for students planning to participate in undergraduate or graduate human subjects' research, or pursuing a clinical rehabilitation career in which they will need to be active consumers of research.
2.0 Credit hours

 

 

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