|CAPS 391 – Introduction to Gross Human Anatomy Summer (3 credits)||Structure and function of body regions at the macroscopic level.|
|Summer Term 1
Prerequisites: One of BIOL 121, SCIE 001, KIN 190, KIN 191
Lectures and Labs: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Required Textbooks: M & M Essentia Anatomy, M. Alimohammadi, M. Doroudi, Pearson Publishing Company, 4th. Edition (2017).
|CAPS 200 – Biomedical Research: Essential Skills and Concepts (3 credits)||Analysis of the underlying questions and assumptions, experimental approach, results and significance of work described in selected biomedical research presentations.|
**NOT OFFERED IN 2023W**
Prerequisite: BIOL 200. This course is designed for students in second year. Upper level students are not admitted.
Course Description: This challenging elective course is designed to transform your understanding of scientific research and the underlying process that allows us to create new knowledge. We will deconstruct 2 research seminars given in class by CPS research scientists. This class uses a flipped-participatory discussion model. You will be guided to think critically and creatively using mini journals, problem sets, seminar summaries and online resources related to the seminar topics. You will have didactic lessons on researching scientific literature using the UBC library e-tools, giving scientific talks and preparing brief research proposals. In lieu of a final examination, you will be expected to craft a research proposal based on one of the seminar speaker’s topics and present it to the class and research scientists.
**NOT OFFERED IN 2023W**
|CAPS 210 – Human Health Literacy (3 credits)||The course will be module-driven with each of the eight modules representing separate systems including the heart/circulatory system, the respiratory system, the immune system, the kidney, the gastrointestinal system, the endocrine system, the reproductive system, and the senses.|
Prerequisite: None. This course is designed as an elective course for Faculty of Arts students. Not open to students who have credit for Biology 12, Anatomy and Physiology 12, or in the Faculties of Science, Land and Food Systems, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or School of Kinesiology.
Lectures and Labs: Online (no face-to-face lectures or labs)
Course Description: Living through the COVID pandemic and ensuing avalanche of online health misinformation, highlighted the need for individuals who have not received a science education to be able to access, and understand, reliable and trustworthy information about their health. Those with a science education take for granted the ability to easily navigate health information sites that include dense anatomy/pathophysiology images and vocabulary. CAPS 210 is designed to bridge that gap for Faculty of Arts students, whose science training may be sparse, or earlier, in their education journey. CAPS 210 students will be introduced to a series of diagnosis and/or health scenarios, all of which have been carefully selected to be relevant either to university-age students or their older relatives/friends. The course will be module-driven with each of the eight modules representing separate systems including the heart/circulatory system, the respiratory system, the immune system, the kidney, the gastrointestinal system, the endocrine system, the reproductive system, and the senses. Within each module the students will be introduced to a scenario that describing a specific diagnosis or health consideration. With each diagnosis the students will be guided to conduct online searches that address anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology relevant to the diagnosis. In addition, students will use ChatGPT to answer questions about the various diagnoses and then critique the quality of the answers provided by the AI system. Each module will be supported by a relevant supporting information provided on the CAPS 210 Canvas Page.
|CAPS 301 – Human Physiology (6 credits)||A lecture course on body function with particular reference to mammalian and human physiology.|
Terms I and II
Prerequisites: Either (a) SCIE 001 or (b) all of BIOL 112, BIOL 121 and one of MATH 101, MATH 103, MATH 105, MATH 121 and one of PHYS 100, PHYS 101, PHYS 107, PHYS 117 and one of CHEM 203, CHEM 233, CHEM 260
Required Textbook: Human Physiology, From Cells to Systems; Lauralee Sherwood & Christopher Ward. 3rd Canadian Edition, 2016, Nelson
Pulmonary Physiology (Osborne)
– Concentration & Dilution of Urine
|CAPS 303 – Human Physiology Laboratory: Honours (3 credits)||Techniques and principle of human physiology. Restricted to students in CAPS & Pharmacology Honours.|
|Terms I and II
Restricted to students in Honours Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences and students in Honours Pharmacology.
Co-requisites: One of CAPS 301, CAPS 305
Course Description: Laboratory sessions in human physiology designed to provide enriched learning aligned with lectures in CAPS 301.
|CAPS 390 – Introduction to Microscopic Human Anatomy (3 credits)|
|CAPS 391 – Introduction to Gross Human Anatomy (3 credits)||Structure and function of body regions at the macroscopic level.|
Required Textbooks: M & M Essential Anatomy, M. Alimohammadi, M. Doroudi, Pearson Publishing Company, 3rd. Edition.
|CAPS 421 – Advanced Cellular & Molecular Physiology (3 credits)||Recent advancements in cellular and molecular physiology that have revolutionized our understanding of cell function in health and disease.|
|CAPS 422 – Mammalian Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology (3 credits)||The control and integration of cardiopulmonary
function in mammals.
Prerequisite: A cumulative average of 75% over at least 90 credits attempted in the first three years of a student’s program and a minimum mark of 75% in CAPS 301 or PHYL 301 or its equivalent. Permission of the course director is also required.
|CAPS 423 – Mammalian Renal & Gastrointestinal Physiology (3 credits)||Control of mammalian renal and gastrointestinal systems.|
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of CAPS 305, 306 or (b) CAPS 301
Lectures: Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Background Reading: Selective Chapters of various textbook, Reviews and Journal articles.
Functional Anatomy and Circulation of the Kidney
Glomerular Filtration and Urinary Excretion
Acid base balance
The Urinary Bladder
GI Tract Overview
GI Innervation and Taste Perception
GI Innervation and Motility
The Exocrine Pancreas
|CAPS 424 – Mammalian Endocrinology (3 credits)||Hormonal control of homeostatic, metabolic and reproductive function.|
Term II, January – April
Prerequisite: A cumulative average of 75% over at least 90 credits attempted in the first three years of a student’s program and a minimum mark of 75% in CAPS 301 or its equivalent. Permission of the course director is also required.
Lectures: Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
|This course is intended for Honours students in Physiology or other life sciences.
This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.
Course Assessment is based on mid-term and final examinations (90%) as well as the student presentations (10%).
Introduction; Peptide hormone biosynthesis/processing;
Receptors; Intracellular Signalling Pathways 1 & 2; Endocrine control of transcription and development; Pancreas I & II & III; Adipose tissue and Adipokines I; Regulation of energy balance & body weight; Adipokines II
|Adrenal and the SNS; Hypothalamus/pituitary;
Opioid peptides; Downstream effectors of signalling pathways I & II;
Reproductive endocrinology I & II & III;
Endocrinology in the news
|CAPS 426 – Physiological Basis of Central Nervous System Functions (3 credits)||An integrated study of the structural and functional organization of the central nervous system with special emphasis on neurophysiological mechanisms.|
|CAPS 431 – Advanced Laboratory in the Physiology of Human Health and Disease (3 credits)|
Prerequisite: CAPS 303
This is a 3-credit Laboratory Course for 4th Year Honours CAPS Students*, replacing CAPS 430.
|CAPS 448 – Directed Studies in Physiology (3-6 credits)|
|CAPS 449 – Graduating Essay (6 credits)||A two term research project with a Department faculty member, culminating in a written thesis and an oral presentation to faculty.|