BIO380.3 General Physiology and Biophysics

Taught in Spanish. The goals of this course are: to provide the students an integrated functional vision of animal organisms with emphasis on general physiology in molecular, cellular and system levels; to integrate concepts of physics, chemistry and biophysics in the analysis of physiological processes, and to contribute to the training of students in scientific concepts and criteria that will serve them well in their subsequent professional performance. Objectives of the course include: sufficient knowledge of the basic sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics) for the understanding of modern medicine and substantiation of the knowledge to be acquired in the future; understanding of the main molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms that maintain homeostasis; familiarity with the normal structure and function of the body, an organism integrated and each its organs and systems; and understanding of the morphological and functional alterations related to major diseases. SU students may not earn credit for both this course and BIO 355 – General Physiology. Class taught at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be available every semester. (PUC BIO0252M)

Department: Biology

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3