Lecture 1 - Intro

Lecture 1 - Intro - Lecture 1: Introduction Introduction: o...

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Lecture 1: Introduction Introduction: o Merrill office hours (Monday, Friday 3-4 pm), (Weds 11-12 am) Nelson Labs 2 floor B222 What is physiology? o discipline of the health/life sciences o science of life (APS) o only life science recognized by Nobel Committee o progenitor of many other life sciences (i.e. biochem, biophysics, neuroscience) o experimental, analytical, quantitative ‘hard’ science we practice physiology via the testing-out-hypothesis method o basically how things work Selected Characteristics of Systems Physiology (on exam) o Systems Phys created by Merrill at RU, 1976 o designed for juniors/seniors planning to attend graduate school in physiology (or planning career in medicine) o approx 100 mostly male students in original class now changed—today predominantly of women of different backgrounds o 15,000-17,000 students taught Systems Physiology since RU 1976 o Arguably, best course to prepare health/life science majors for post bacc. education/medicine (Occupational Therapy, PT, Recreational Therapy, PA, nursing, medical, graduate, et al) Systems Physiology (as taught at RU) o focus: major mammalian organ system ( ex. cardiovascular, renal, respiration)
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