PHYSL 412 - Physiology in History and Popular Culture

3 units (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Key historical scientific/medical discoveries as well as modern socio-cultural phenomena serve as a catalyst for discussion of fundamental concepts in Physiology spanning all body systems. Historical case presentation contrasts ideological, technological and scientific approaches with modern views and advances. Popular culture references initiate in-depth investigation of the physiological basis of modern social phenomena. Highlighted case presentations facilitate application of physiology knowledge through discovery learning approaches to study historical foundations and modern marvels by evoking vivid imagery, curiosity and relatability. Suitable for preparation for careers in medicine, biomedical research and health-related fields; relevant for fields involving knowledge dissemination such as public health promotion and education. Prerequisites: PHYSL 212 and 214 (or 210) or equivalent and consent of Department. Note: this course is not open to students with credit PHYSL 512.

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Spring Term 2024


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2024-05-06 - 2024-06-12