VERTEBRATE MORPHOLOGY
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BIOSC 1200 - VERTEBRATE MORPHOLOGY


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
A study of the gross anatomy, histology, development, and evolution of the vertebrate body. Topics: vertebrate origin, phylogeny, and classification; basic histology; early embryology; evolutionary morphology; integument; skeletal system; muscular system; sense organs; nervous system; endocrine system; body cavity and mesenteries; digestive system; respiratory system; circulatory system; excretory system; reproductive system. Each system is examined in terms of its embryonic development, histology, functional anatomy, and evolutionary history. General principles of evolutionary morphology are emphasized. The purpose of the course is to provide an understanding of the history and functional anatomy of the body. It is designed as a background for studies in embryology, physiology, systematics, and human anatomy and physiology in professional schools.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: BIOSC 0180/0080; COREQ: BIOSC 1210


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