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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: BIOL 326L
Course Title: Physiology Laboratory
Number of:
Credit Hours 2
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 2
Catalog Description:

Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 326. $40 lab fee. Prerequisites: BIOL 110L; BIOL 326 or concurrent enrollment.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): BIOL 110L; BIOL 326 or concurrent enrollment.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbook(s) used in the course:

Laboratory Guide to Human Physiology
By Fox, S.I. (McGraw-Hill)
Experiments in Physiology
By Tharp, G.D. et al. (Prentice Hall)
Experimental and Applied Physiology
By Pflanzer, R.G. (McGraw-Hill)
Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Cat Version with PhysioEx
By E.N. Marieb and S.J. Mitchell (Benjamin Cummings)
Course Objectives
  • To understand basic physiological techniques.
  • To conduct experiments that measure physiological phenomena and interpret the results.
    Measurable Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe how enzymes are important in physiological function.
  • Describe the roles of diffusion and osmosis in physiological processes.
  • Demonstrate reflex arcs.
  • Interpret responses of various sensory receptors.
  • Classify muscle tissue responses to stimuli.
  • Describe the effects of stimuli on the heart.
  • Explain changes in pulmonary function related to exercise.
  • Interpret the chemical composition of urine.
    Topical Outline:
  • Laboratory exercises that are complementary to topics covered in BIOL 326 lecture.

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 24

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Julie Estabrooks Date: October 13, 2008
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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