May 24, 2019  
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BIOL 478 - Endocrinology

Credits: (4)
Instructional Method: Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory.
Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in BIOL 131 , BIOL 132 , BIOL 231 , and BIOL 232 ; or BIOL 322 .
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts endocrinology, including neuroendocrinology, behavioral endocrinology and metabolic regulation. The course provides an overview of hormone production, hormonal regulation, receptor mechanisms and mediating mechanisms, as well as hormonal effects on organismic systems including stress and reproductive physiology and behavior, growth, and energy regulation. The course will also address evolution and variation in endocrine function across taxa and emphasize ongoing research in the field. The laboratory component will emphasize analysis, discussion and discovery, with students participating in animal research projects.



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