BIO*394*13 Description

SpTp: Endocrinology w/ Lab

This course addresses the structure and function of the endocrine system. The course emphasizes an integrative approach to the study of hormones and their actions - investigating hormones at the biochemical, molecular, cellular and physiological levels - and relies heavily on data analysis and medical case studies. Laboratory will consist of two - 7 week projects. Projects will introduced in week one and divided up into 4 sub-sections / sub-questions. Each of four lab groups would then design an experimental method of addressing the question which would be presented to following week. The next 4 weeks would be used for data collection and analysis. The final week of the unit would be for presentations and discussion.. Model systems used could include crayfish, zebrafish, Tiger salamanders, or Xenopus. Must have taken one BIO 200 level course