This Course is not offered 2018-2019
This course covers advanced topics in comparative animal physiology with an emphasis on regulatory mechanisms and homeostasis. Topics include endocrinology, metabolism, osmotic and ionic regulation, reproduction and hi-light modern integrative physiology techniques. Examples are drawn from both vertebrate and invertebrate animals.
The course employs a seminar format where students read current primary literature, present the information in these articles and discuss the relevant concepts. Students also write a research proposal on a topic that is not related to their graduate research.
Seminar Presentation (2 at 15% each) 30%
Research Proposal 50%
Participation in discussions 20%
All materials for this course are to be sourced from primary peer reviewed research articles from the journals listed below:
American Journal of Physiology
The Journal of Experimental Biology
The Journal of Insect Physiology
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
General and Comparative Endocrinology
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology