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Fundamentals of Human Physiology

East Baltimore
2nd Term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
M, W, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Provides an in-depth view of integrated human systems physiology by covering the key aspects of a number of different organ systems. Offers a unique perspective on physiology by incorporating environmental, clinical and public health aspects, where possible.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the fundamental principles of integrated systems physiology at the genetic, cellular and organ level
  2. Apply basic physiological principles toward a better understanding of the health consequences of current and emerging environmental and public health issues
  3. Describe the significance of physiological principles when interacting with a broad spectrum of public health professionals
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 90% 3 non-cumulative exams (30% each)
  • 10% Non-cumulative quizzes (2% each)
Special Comments

Although not required as a prerequisite, background courses in biology and/or related disciplines will help greatly with the comprehension of course material.