BIOL 5128 1.5 - CURRENT TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE AND INTEGRATIVE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

This Course is not  offered   2017 - 2018

Course Description:

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.

Evaluation:

Seminar Presentation (2 at 15% each)          30%

Research Proposal                                                50%

Participation in discussions                               20%

Bibliography:

All materials for this course are to be sourced from primary peer reviewed research articles from the journals listed below:

American Journal of Physiology

Comparative Physiology

Physiology

The Journal of Experimental Biology

The Journal of Insect Physiology

Physiological and Biochemical Zoology

Endocrinology

Peptides

General and Comparative Endocrinology

Neuroendocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology