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Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

CAPS: Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences

CAPS 200 (3) Biomedical Research: Essential Skills and Concepts
Analysis of the underlying questions and assumptions, experimental approach, results and significance of work described in selected biomedical research presentations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: BIOL 200. Limited to students in second year.
CAPS 301 (6) Human Physiology
Organ systems function with particular reference to mammalian and human physiology. See credit exclusion list: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,215,410,414 [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 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.
CAPS 302 (3) Human Physiology Laboratory
Physiological techniques and principles. Must be taken in conjunction with CAPS 301. Enrolment limited. Available only to students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. [0-3]
CAPS 303 (3) Laboratory in Human Physiology (Honours)
Techniques and principles of human physiology. This course must be taken in conjunction with CAPS 301. Restricted to Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences and Pharmacology Honours students. [0-3]
CAPS 390 (3) Introduction to Microscopic Human Anatomy
Organ system development, structure and function at the microscopic level. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of BIOL 121, SCIE 001. BIOL 200 is recommended.
CAPS 391 (3) Introduction to Gross Human Anatomy
Structure and function of body regions at the macroscopic level. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of BIOL 121, SCIE 001, KIN 190, KIN 191.
CAPS 398 (3) Cooperative Work Placement
Approved and supervised relevant work experience in an industrial, academic, or government setting for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Work term report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-op Option in Honours Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences (B.Sc.). This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Co-op Workshops, CAPS 301, CAPS 303 (or, PHYL 301, PHYL 303).
CAPS 399 (3) Cooperative Work Placement II
Approved and supervised relevant work experience in an industrial, academic, or government setting for a minimum of 13 weeks full-time. Work term report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-op Option in Honours Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences (B.Sc.). This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of CAPS 398, PHYL 398.
CAPS 421 (3) Advanced Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Recent advancements in cellular and molecular physiology that have revolutionized our understanding of cell function in health and disease. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of ANAT 390, PHYL 301 or (b) all of CAPS 301, CAPS 390 and third-year standing.
CAPS 422 (3) Mammalian Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
The control and integration of cardio-pulmonary function in mammals. Intended for Honours students in Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences or other life sciences. [3-0-0]
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 (3) Mammalian Renal and Gastrointestinal Physiology
Control of mammalian renal and gastrointestinal systems. Role in homeostasis. Intended for Honours students in Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences or other life sciences. [3-0-0]
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. Permission of the course director is also required.
CAPS 424 (3) Mammalian Endocrinology
Hormonal control of homeostatic, metabolic and reproductive function. Intended for Honours students in Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences or other life sciences. [3-0-0]
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. Permission of the course director is also required.
CAPS 426 (3) Physiological Basis of Central Nervous System Functions
An integrated study of the structural and functional organization of the central nervous system with special emphasis on neurophysiological mechanisms. [3-0-0]
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. Permission of the course director is also required.
CAPS 430 (6) Advanced Laboratory in Physiology
Methods, techniques, and use of instruments required for physiological investigation. CAPS 303 or PHYL 303 and the consent of the department are required and enrolment will be limited. [0-6]
CAPS 448 (2-6) c Directed Studies in Physiology
CAPS 449 (6) Graduating Essay
Written report and presentation on an independent investigaton approved by the department head.
CAPS 498 (3) Cooperative Work Placement III
Approved and supervised relevant work experience in an industrial, academic, or government setting for a minimum of 13 weeks full time. Work term report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-op Option in Honours Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences (B.Sc.). This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of CAPS 399, PHYL 399.
CAPS 499 (3) Cooperative Work Placement IV
Approved and supervised relevant work experience in an industrial, academic, or government setting for a minimum of 13 weeks full time. Work term report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-op Option in Honours Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences (B.Sc.). This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of CAPS 498, PHYL 498.

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