The primary purposes of this course are to cover core principles of human physiology, to facilitate an understanding of the normal function of the major organ systems of the body, and to prepare students for Pathophysiology. Particular focus will be placed on the concept of homeostasis and the fundamental mechanics and regulation of each system. Success in this course will require the use of several skills. The ability to assimilate and recall a significant amount of information accurately will be extremely important. Additionally, success in this course will require integration of knowledge, the ability to interpret physiological data, and an understanding of the dynamic relationship between components of any system and how it interacts with other systems.