This course is designed to provide the basic concepts of human physiology. Included will be discussion of the 4 basic tissue types -nervous, muscle, epithelium, and connective tissue.
System physiology will focus on nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and integumentary. Each of these systems will be applied to prolonged bedrest/immobilization, changes with acute activity and the effects of chronic training. It is expected that the student will have a background in chemistry, biology and physiology, and it is intended that this knowledge base will be extended with physiological implications. While basic concepts will be emphasized,opportunities will be provided to extrapolate from this foundation to areas of interest and application to the occupational and physical therapy student.The laboratory component is designed to reinforce physiology lecture topics through practical application. Students will participate in laboratory experiments as clinicians and subjects. Instruction will be presented through lecture, demonstration, laboratory practice, and individual study of instructional materials.