Comparative Animal Physiology and Anatomy

Comparative Animal Physiology and Anatomy
Structure and function of animal organ systems; structural and physiological responses to demands of and changes in environment; evolutionary constraints on anatomy and physiology.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesBio 220A or instructor's consent.
 ProgramsContaining BIO 380
Course Outcomes

Vertebrate Physiology/Anatomy

Students will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of comparative vertebrate animal physiology and anatomy.

Critical Thinking

Students will develop critical thinking skills while learning concepts and understanding the tools used by comparative vertebrate animal physiologists and anatomists to study function and structure.

Life Enhancement

Students will use physiological and anatomical knowledge to enhance their personal lives.

Secure Employment

Students will use their skills and knowledge in comparative vertebrate animal physiology and anatomy to secure employment or to advance in higher education in biology-related disciplines.

Isotopic Techniques

Students will develop an understanding of physiologic isotopic techniques utilized to indicate energy sources, trophic levels, body water, and latitudinal and altitudinal animal migration reflected by stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen.