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