PSL372H1F - Mammalian Physiology Laboratory

Thursday - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. -  (12L/36P)
Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (lab)

Coordinator:  Dr. N. Kee 

Description:  PSL372H1F is a lecture and laboratory course designed for students who have taken PSL300H/PSL301H (formerly PSL302Y) as a part of the Physiology Specialist/Major programs. Some students in other programs may be admitted, space permitting. The laboratory exercises cover many of the topics in PSL300H/PSL301H. The lectures are every Thursday (12 to 1 pm) while the labs are Fridays (9 am to 1 pm). 

The course aims to develop basic skills laboratory techniques in physiology and to challenge students with problem-solving skills. Laboratories are designed to promote understanding and retention of important physiology concepts. Students will be encouraged to think independently and inventively, to observe and record data accurately, and write concise laboratory reports. 

The lab exercises are selected to make physiology comprehensible and exciting. The hands-on labs focus on topics from cell physiology, neurophysiology, cardiorespiratory controls and include: 

1.         Muscle (Skeletal, Smooth and Cardiac)

2.         Nervous System (I. Coordination and Control, II. Sensory Physiology).

3.         Cardiovascular Physiology

4.         Respiratory Controls

5.         Body Fluids and Kidney Function 

Prerequisites: BIO230H/BIO255H/(BIO240H1, BIO241H1), BCH210H1/BCH242Y1, MAT 100-series/PHY 100-series, PSL300H/PSL301H; pre- or co-requisite: BCH370H1 (recommended)


•           Activity Mark - 3 Lab reports (10%, 15%, 15%)

•           Participation (10%)

•           Bell Ringer Exam (10%)

•           Final Exam (40%)

'AE' indicator courses require approval by the department.  You should request AE courses on the SWS (ROSI) during your enrolment period - you will receive an "interim" status.  The department reviews the interim list and determines which students qualify.  For approval, the Department will consider your subject post, cGPA, GPA, courses, and pre-requisites. By August 2nd your status in the course on SWS: will be either APP (approved) or REF (refused).  If your status remains INT (interim), the department has not yet approved your enrolment.  If you are approved no further action is required.  If you wish to enrol in the course or be placed on our waiting list after July 28, please send an email to with your request (please include your student number).