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Fundamentals of Human Physiology


East Baltimore
2nd term
Environmental Health and Engineering
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Mark Kohr

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)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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.