Subject: Physiology and Pharmacology
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Medicine
Department: Anat Physio Pharma


Physiological and pharmacological knowledge is largely acquired by application of the experimental method to living organisms, or organs, tissues or cells derived from living organisms. This course introduces the student to the skills required for experimentation. These include an understanding of hypothesis formation, experimental design and use of the most appropriate methods, instrumentation and data analysis. This course also covers the application of basic mechanisms by which drugs interact with specific receptors at distinct sites to modify physiological functions. It gives a hands-on experience in the in vitro experiment and analysis of several important parameters often discussed in the physiological and pharmacological literature.

Prerequisite(s): BMSC 240 and BMSC 208
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): PHPY 304.3 or CPPS 304.3
Note: Students must complete the University of Saskatchewan Biosafety online course and the UACC Animal Ethics Course: Lab Animals online course prior to the first laboratory section. Registration information for both courses is available at: Students with credit for PHSI 334.6 cannot take this course for credit. Students may have credit for only two of PHPY 306.3, PHPY 307.3, and PHPY 308.3.

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