Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Physiology (PHGY)

PHGY 170  Human Cell Physiology  Units: 3.00  

This is an introductory level course on the structure and function of human cells for students interested in pursuing human health-related disciplines. Students will also learn the principles of energy metabolism, cell growth and proliferation, and how cells interact with their environment. There is also an overall focus to relate cellular processes to human function and disease, culminating in a group presentation focused on one specific cell process and how it affects health. Students taking this course will be well-prepared for upper year molecular biology courses.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult the Bachelor of Health Sciences program office. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS may vary 114 (36O;78P)

Requirements: One-Way Exclusion KNPE 225/3.0  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 215  Principles of Mammalian Physiology l  Units: 3.00  

The focus of this course is on the central and peripheral nervous systems, muscle physiology, the heart, and the vascular system.
NOTE This course may be paired with PHGY 216/3.0 to achieve an introductory physiology full course (6.0 units).
NOTE Although it is recommended to take PHGY 215/3.0 first, this course can be taken before, after, or concurrently with PHGY 216/3.0.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult the Bachelor of Health Sciences program office. Learning Hours may vary.

Requirements: Minimum 2nd year (Level 2) standing. Exclusion (KNPE 125/3.0; KNPE 225/3.0); [PHGY 210/6.0; PHGY 214/6.0; (PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0)].  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 216  Principles of Mammalian Physiology ll  Units: 3.00  

The focus of this course is the physiology of the respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive system.
NOTE This course may be paired with PHGY 215/3.0 to achieve an introductory physiology full course (6.0 units).
NOTE Although it is recommended to take PHGY 215/3.0 first, PHGY 216/3.0 can also be taken before or concurrently with PHGY 215/3.0.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult the Bachelor of Health Sciences program office.
Learning hour may vary.

Requirements: Minimum 2nd year (Level 2) standing. Exclusion (KNPE 125/3.0;KNPE 225/3.0); [PHGY 210/6.0;PHGY 214/6.0;(PHGY 215/3.0 PHGY 216/3.0)]. Note it is recommended to take PHGY 215/3.0 first, PHGY 216/3.0 can be taken before or concurrently with PHGY 215/3.0.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 290  Investigation of Human Physiological Responses  Units: 3.00  

This course is designed to advance critical thinking and practical lab skills through collaborative experimentation on human physiological responses to various stimuli. Upon completion, students should be able to (i) plan and perform experimental protocols, (ii) collect, analyze and interpret data and (iii) produce quality presentations of findings.
LEARNING HOURS 120(36Lb;48O;36P)

Requirements: Corequisite Minimum 2nd year (Level 2) standing, registration in a BHSc, LISC, or BCHM program, and (PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0. Note: We recommend that students should have already completed a statistics course (e.g. HSCI 190/3.0 or equivalent)  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 350  Pathophysiology  Units: 3.00  

An introductory course in Pathophysiology in which the underlying functional changes of cell and cell systems will be discussed in association with a variety of disease processes.
LEARNING HOURS 114 (36L;6O;72P)

Requirements: Prerequisite (PHGY 215 and PHGY 216) or (KNPE 125 and KNPE 225) or PHGY 210 or PHGY 212 or PHGY 214  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 355  Biomedical Respiratory Physiology  Units: 3.00  

An intermediate course focusing on biomedical applications of lung biology. Topics include lung mechanics, gas exchange, acid-base balance and control of breathing.

Requirements: PREREQUISITE (PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0) or PHGY 210/6.0 or PHGY 212/6.0 or PHGY 214/6.0.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 370  Pathophysiology  Units: 3.00  

PHGY 370, Pathophysiology is an introductory course in which the underlying functional changes of cells and physiological systems will be discussed in association with a variety of disease processes. This course builds on the knowledge and concepts learned in prerequisite physiology courses and uses that foundation to understand how human disease disrupts the function of the major systems of the body, and to a lesser degree, how it is diagnosed and treated.

Requirements: Minimum 3rd year (Level 3) standing and ANAT100 and one of PHGY 170; IDIS 150; PHGY 210; PHGY 214 or permission of the instructor.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 424  Ion Channels of Excitable Cells  Units: 3.00  

The electrophysiology and biophysics of neuronal and cardiac membranes; molecular biology, structure, and function of ion channels. Students will learn to critically evaluate scientific literature. Instructional format is primarily student-led seminars.

Requirements: PREREQUISITE Level 4 and registration in a LISC Major or Specialization Plan and a GPA of 2.5 and [a minimum grade of C in (PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0) or PHGY 210/6.0 or PHGY 212/6.0 or PHGY 214/6.0].  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 444  Gastrointestinal Physiology  Units: 3.00  

Cellular and molecular approaches to human intestinal function are described and synthesized into an understanding of intestinal physiology at the organ level. Taught by GI researchers and clinician-scientists; students prepare and present critical appraisals of current primary research papers.

Requirements: PREREQUISITE Level 4 and registration in a LISC Major or Specialization Plan and a GPA of 2.5 and [a minimum grade of C in (PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0) or PHGY 210/6.0 or PHGY 212/6.0 or PHGY 214/6.0].  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 494  Neuroendocrinology  Units: 3.00  

Students are exposed to an in depth study of selected topics in neuroendocrinology and neuroendocrine techniques. Neuroendocrinology refers to the neural control of endocrine and autonomic function. Areas of focus will include central nervous system control of cardiovascular function, reproduction, and appetite. In addition, students will learn to critically evaluate scientific literature. Instructional format is primarily student led seminars.
LEARNING HOURS 114 (36S;12O;96P)

Requirements: PREREQUISITE A minimum grade of B in: PHGY 210 or PHGY 212 or PHGY 214 or (PHGY 215 and PHGY 216) and Level 4 in a LISC Major or Specialization Plan and (a GPA of 2.5).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 499  Research Project in Physiology  Units: 12.00  

An investigation in a selected area of physiology. The project involves experimental design, data collection and analysis, submission of written reports, and oral presentations. Students attend seminars/tutorials on related topics.
NOTE Acceptance by a supervisor required prior to registration.
NOTE Students whose research requires the care and/or handling of animals must also complete the Introductory Animal Care Course and if required the appropriate Animal Use workshops through the Office of the University Veterinarian.
LEARNING HOURS 480 (288Lb;24G;24I;144P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 and registration in a LISC Specialization Plan and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher. Exclusion ANAT 499; CANC 499; EPID 499; LISC 499; MICR 455; MICR 499; NSCI 499; PATH 499; PHAR 499; REPD 499.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 810  Current Concepts In Physiology  Units: 3.00  

An advanced course on current research of selected areas of physiology. This course is comprised of critical lectures and discussion based on recent literature. Compulsory for all new graduate students in Physiology. Winter term; 3 hour seminar. 

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 823  General & Cellular Physiology  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 824  Ion Channel Of Excitable Cells  Units: 3.00  

The electrophysiology and biophysics of neuronal and cardiac membranes; molecular biology, structure, and function of ion channels.  Students will learn to critically evaluate scientific literature.  Instructional format is primarily student-led seminars.  N. Magoski.  Enrolment is limited.  (Offered even years only jointly with PHGY 424).

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 826  Sensorimotor Integration  Units: 3.00  

A course for graduate students to explore more advanced concepts of sensorimotor integration in the nervous system. This is a multi-disciplinary lecture/seminar course with active student participation expected. The course will consist of weekly sessions focusing on specific concepts such as feature detection, population coding, sensorimotor transformations, reflexes versus voluntary control, central pattern generators. Normally offered concurrently with PSYC-924*. Winter term; 1 hour lecture; 2 hour seminar/discussion.  M. Dorris.  Not offered 2010-2011. 

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 836  Advanced Physiology  Units: 3.00  

An advanced course for honours and graduate students in which selected areas of physiology are studied in depth. Two hours seminar. S. Iscoe.

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 840  Digestive Sciences I  Units: 3.00  

A laboratory-based course providing an advanced survey of state-of-the-art methodologies.  This course is designed to give the student experience in cellular, molecular and whole tissue techniques with applications to digestive and related sciences. Fall term; 2 hours seminar / 4 hours laboratory on alternate weeks. R.J. MacLeod.  Not offered 2010-2011. 

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 841  Digestive Sciences II  Units: 3.00  

A laboratory-based course designed to explore in greater depth a sub-group of the techniques studied in PHGY-840* and involving at least two full weeks of intensive laboratory work.  The techniques will be chosen to complement the student's graduate research. Winter or Spring/summer term.  R.J. MacLeod.  Not offered 2010-2011.

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 844  Gastrointestinal Physiology  Units: 3.00  

The mechanisms and regulation of motor, secretory, digestive and absorptive functions of the gastrointestinal tract are considered. Students will be required to prepare and present reviews of original literature. Fall/winter terms. (Enrolment in both terms is required to achieve credit.) One hour lecture/week; 1 hour seminar alt. wks. M. Blennerhassett. Offered jointly with PHGY-444.

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 856  Cardiorespiratory Physiology  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 857  Cardiovascular Physiology  Units: 3.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 864  Respiratory Physiology  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 875  Neurophysiology  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 876  Neurophysiology  Units: 3.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 877  Special Topics:Neurophysiology  Units: 3.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 894  Neuroendocrinology  Units: 3.00  

Students are exposed to an in depth study of selected topics in neuroendocrinology and neuroendocrine techniques. Neuroendocrinology refers to the neural control of endocrine and autonomic function. Areas of focus will include CNS control of cardiovascular function, reproduction, and appetite. In addition, students will learn to critically evaluate scientific literature. Instructional format is primarily student- led seminars. (Offered jointly with PHGY-494).  Winter term. D. Van Vugt.

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences  
PHGY 897  Physiology Seminar Program  Units: 3.00  

Students will be required to attend the Departmental seminar program and present a seminar based upon their graduate thesis research. Students will also provide a proposal for their thesis research which includes a review of the related literature. Departmental faculty will evaluate both the seminar and the proposal/review. Enrolment extending over 6 terms (2 years; required for new Master¿s level Physiology graduate students.  1 hour seminar/week; Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer.  N. Magoski.

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
PHGY 999  Ph. D. Thesis Research  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science