Courses Taught

The following is a list of courses I teach.  My teaching assignment will vary depending on academic year

Fall

HPHY 241: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credit) This class is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of anatomical and physiological science, emphasizing the role of basic physical and chemical principles in establishing the relationship between biological structure and function.

HPHY 241L: Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1 credit) This laboratory class is designed to complement the lecture course HPHY 241.

HPHY 376:  Exercise Physiology (3 credit)  The class is designed to extend the students' understanding of physiological control using exercise as a model of homeostatic stress.  This will be discussed in the context of both acute responses to exercise as well as chronic adaptations that are caused by exercise.  Major topics include:  bioenergetics, exercise metabolism, exercise endocrinology, cardiovascular and respiratory responses to exercise, acid-base balance, fatigue, neural and muscular control during exercise.

HPHY 376L: Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1 credit)  This class investigates the physiological response to exercise.  Emphasis is placed on describing and understanding the causes and outcomes of the acute physiological responses caused by exercise.

HPHY 399 - Advanced Topics: Cardiovascular Physiology (2 credits)  This course is designed to introduce intermediate and senior students to the core information and concepts required to develop a solid understanding of the physiology and regulation of the cardiovascular system. The course covers the basic concepts of myocardial function, peripheral vascular function and the integration and regulation of these two components of the cardiovascular system.


Spring

HPHY 105:  Introduction to Human Physiology (3 credits)
  This course is designed for students who do not yet have a strong background in science, but who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree.  The intent is to provide a broad overview of biology with respect to humans.  The course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamental lexicon, concepts and principles of human biology as they relate to the individual, society and environment.  The course will provide the students the opportunity to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the biology of humans and will serve to prepare the students for more in depth study of human physiology.

HPHY 242: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credit)
This class is a continuation of HPHY 241 and is designed to continue introducing the student to the fundamentals of anatomical and physiological science, emphasizing the role of basic physical and chemical principles in establishing the relationship between biological structure and function. The specific areas covered include the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the urinary system, fluids, electrolytes, acid-base balance, metabolism and exercise.

HPHY 242L:  Human Anatomy and Physiology II lab (1 credit)  HPHY 242L serves as a companion course to and is taken concurrently with HPHY 242. It is meant to introduce the student to the basics of anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the complementary nature of structure and function and the chemical and physical properties that contribute to this relationship. Focus is on the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems.

HPHY 377L:  Research in Physiology (2 credits)  This is a laboratory class in which the students create, perform and present experimental research in human physiology.  The entire semester is devoted to student group activities related to their research projects.

HPHY 478:  Physiology of Aging (3 credits)   An introduction to normal structural and functional changes that occur in the body from cellular to organismal levels over time (with aging). Relevant terminology, methodologies used to study aging, and theories of aging will be covered. Aging-disuse-disease interactions and their effects on the aging process will also be discussed.