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BODYWORKS: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

Credit:     3.0 units of USC credit
Pre-Requisites: 

High School Biology & Chemistry

with grades of B or better

Overview:

Considering a career in medicine, nursing, dentistry or other health care profession? In this introductory course in physiology, you will learn how the human body functions and explore the effects of disease on organs and other systems. The course is excellent preparation for future college science courses, in both general education and the pre-medical science track.

Highlights:

  • Learn from an expert Biological Sciences faculty member in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Participate in regular hands-on laboratory exercises focused on the heart, brain, kidneys and other major organs
  • Apply what you learn to an individual research project that you will present at the end of the course
  • Plan how to use your college years to prepare for admission to medical, dental, pharmacy, or other health professional schools

Students working on lab Topics of Study:

Exploration of the following organ systems during normal health and various disease states:

  • Respiratory
  • Circulatory
  • Endocrine
  • Digestive
  • Reproductive
  • Nervous
  • Immune
  • Excretory