Human Physiology Labs 1 - 6


Lab 1: Fundamental Physiological Principles

The first week of lab offers an overview on the lab itself as well as a review of unit conversions, unit measurements (length, temperature, volume, etc.), concentration of solutions in percent (%) solution and molar, acid-base balance and buffer systems.

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Lab 2: Movement Through Membranes

During the second week of lab, students continue reviewing the general concepts of diffusion, net diffusion and osmosis.

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Lab 3: Renal Physiology

The third week of lab turns to an overview of the renal system, including the main functions and anatomy of each part of the nephron.

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Lab 4: Membrane Action Potentials

In this week's lab, students learn about the physiology of an action potential in much greater detail, including the resting membrane potential and movement of ions.

Dialysis test

Lab 5: Sensory Physiology I-Cutaneous and Hearing

During the first part of sensory physiology, students begin learning about electrical signals from the Central Nervous System in the context of graded potentials and action potentials.

Close up of sight chart.

Lab 6: Sensory Physiology II - Vision

During the second part of sensory physiology, students study the anatomy and physiology of the eye.