Mar 28, 2023
BIOS 3435 - Principles of Physiology Lab
Lab experiences designed to complement material covered in BIOS 3430/5430. Lab introduces students to physiology related skills and techniques used in research settings. This course satisfies half of the Tier I Junior Composition Equivalency requirement via a series of lab reports throughout the semester. Lab reports strengthen understanding of formal writing in Biological Sciences, including the ability to synthesize primary literature, report results of experiments, and edit and revise reports.
Requisites: BIOS 3430 or concurrent
Credit Hours: 2
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 1JE
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to apply key concepts of physiology to experimental settings.
- Students will be able to compose formal lab reports that apply, analyze and compare how scientific experiments relate to specific aspects of physiological processes, including cellular, organ, and organ system function and regulation.
- Students will be able to evaluate and interpret data from scientific experiments, including graphing and statistical analyses.
- Students will be able to perform calculations and understand how these formulas relate to specific aspects of cellular, organ, and organ systems physiology.
- Students will be able to describe and define chemical processes underlying physiological processes, including cellular, organ, and organ system function and regulation.
- Students will be able to prepare, calibrate and use basic laboratory equipment from protocols.
- Students will be able to discuss how scientific writing and writing conventions shape reading, writing, and knowledge.
- Students will be able to improve writing through multiple drafts by developing flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proofreading text.
- Students will be able to critically assess their own writing and the writing of others.
- Students will be able to construct compelling and effective arguments using logic, rhetoric, and supporting evidence appropriate to the discipline.
- Students will be able to discover, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize core sources appropriate to the discipline (e.g. primary and secondary sources, data, images, and scores), and to properly cite those sources.
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