Students learn to compare and contrast the physiological systems of different animal species, or of a single species under difference environmental conditions. This experimental science strives to understand how physiological systems allow animals to adapt to their individual and ever-changing environments. Through a systems-level approach, from molecules to organisms, students gain an understanding of how emergent properties arise when physiological components operate as a whole.
After foundational courses in first and second year, students participate in advanced lecture, seminar and laboratory courses, and are encouraged to apply for research project courses in the laboratories of the Department. Course offerings include neurophysiology, respiratory physiology, endocrinology, sleep physiology and comparative cellular physiology.
(8 full courses or their equivalent)
First Year: BIO120H1, BIO130H1; ( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/( CHM138H1, CHM139H1)/ CHM151Y1; JMB170Y1/ ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/ MAT157Y1/( PHY131H1, PHY132H1)/( PHY151H1, PHY152H1)
1. ( BIO220H1, BIO230H1/ BIO255H1)
2. BIO270H1, BIO271H1
4. 0.5 FCE from: CJH332H1/ CSB332H1, CSB343H1, CSB346H1
5. 1.5 FCEs (at least 0.5 FCE must be at the 300+level) from: BCH210H1; BIO260H1/ HMB265H1; CJH332H1; CSB299Y1, CSB327H1, CSB329H1, CSB330H1, CSB331H1, CSB332H1, CSB343H1, CSB345H1, CSB346H1, CSB348H1, CSB352H1, CSB397Y0; CSB399Y1; EEB263H1; PSY397H1; STA220H1
6. 0.5 FCE at the 400-level from CSB426H1, CSB432H1, CSB443H1, CSB445H1, CSB447H1, CSB492H1, CSB497H1, CSB498Y1, CSB499Y1; HMB430H1, HMB472H1, HMB496Y1, HMB499Y1; PSL432H1, PSL452H1