Dr. Ann Motekaitis
Department of Biological Sciences
Office: Humboldt Hall 211C
Phone: (916) 278-5836

Last Updated: January 27, 2000

Prerequisites: Introductory Biology (BIO 10, 20, or 22) and one-year of college chemistry. Physics is strongly recommended.

*Meeting Information and Location:

  • M W 7:30-8:45 a.m. SQU 338


  • W 9:00-11:50 a.m. SQU 218 (Ash)
  • W 1:00-3:50 p.m. SQU 218 (Ash)

*Course Info:

Office Hours:
  • M 11:00 - noon
  • Th 10:00 - noon

Course ListProc: BIO131-L@csus.edu

*Course Syllabus:
Course Description
Assignments and Grading
Required Textbooks
Course Schedule

*Links to Course Related Sites

Course Description
Systemic Physiology is the study of the functions of human organ systems. An important aspect of this study will be to examine how the integration and control of individual organ systems is necessary for the overall health and well-being of a person. The laboratory portion of this course is designed to complement the lecture material.

***It is imperative that you keep up in the course since each subject builds on the last.***

Assignments and Grading
A single letter grade is given at the end of the semester based on overall point total. All assignments must be completed.

Required Textbooks

L. Sherwood. Human Physiology: Cells to Systems, 3rd edition. MN: West Publishing Co., 1997

Biology 131 Laboratory Manual, revised Spring 1999, CSUS Bookstore

Course Schedule

Links to Course Related Sites

Medline is a datebase of bibliographic citations and abstracts from about 3,900 biomedical journals. It is an acquired skill to learn how to efficiently and effectively search Medline for pertinent scientific articles. If you've never used Medline and want to view an example of a simple search, click on Example: Medline Search.

Countercurrent Mechanism is an interactive web-based exercise illustrating renal mechanisms to produce a concentrated urine.

NYU Medical Center, Public Access Courseware.

Physiology Online

Neuron is an interactive site developed at Duke University.

JAMA Journal of American Medicine Association is available online. This site also has medical related links.

Medical Education Ring has many links associated with medical education including pre-med information, application information and research and clinical research findings.

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