PSL300H1F - Human Physiology I

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  (35L/5T)

Location: Convocation Hall

CoordinatorDr. N. Kee

Recommended Preparations:  BIO130H1/BIO150Y1; CHM135H1/CHM136H/CHM138H/CHM139H/CHM151Y; one full-course equivalent from: MAT100-series and/or PHY100 series.

Exclusions:  PSL200Y1, PSL201Y1, PSL302Y1 

Description:  First half of a 2-course survey of human physiology; should be coupled with PSL301H1S for a complete introduction to physiology.

Content:  Basic of neurophysiology, muscle, endocrinology and reproductive physiology

Texts:  Official Reference Textbook: Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach. D.U.

Silverthorn. Pearson, 6th ed. 2012. Earlier editions are acceptable but any page/figure references will be usually only be made to this one.

Other Suggested References:

Neurophysiology specific: MacKay, WA: Neuro101. Neurophysiology without tears (available for purchase at the U of T bookstore);

Other physiology textbooks:  Sherwood & Kell: Human Physiology, 2nd Cdn ed., Nelson; Rhoades & Tanner: Medical Physiology, Lippincott; and Ganong: Review of Medical Physiology, Lange.


  • Term test #1 (50 min)
  • Term test #2 (50 min)
  • Three (3) On-line quizzes
  • Final examination (2 hr)

Comments:  Tutorial sessions are not mandatory but are highly recommended; they are accompanied with on-line practice quizzes.

Additional Notes:   For students enroled in the Life Science programs.