Department of Physiology

Faculty in the Department of Physiology teach for several healthcare degree programs, including Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Nurse Anesthesia, Dentistry, Optometry, Biomedical Science and Veterinary Medicine. Four distinct physiology course sequences and an additional systems-based integrated course have been developed for these programs. Medical Physiology I and II provides a strong physiological foundation for the DO (AZCOM) and Podiatry (AZPOD) programs and includes a survey of organ system function and dysfunction in health and disease, with specific clinical applications. Pharmacy Physiology I and II serves students in the College of Pharmacy (CPG) and provides the physiological foundation that is required for pharmacy practice. The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is served by a two-quarter course sequence that provides a strong foundation in physiology with clinical applications for the PA, PT, NA, MBS and MA programs. Students in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) take a three-quarter course sequence in physiology that has a strong focus on clinical applications and cases. The Dentistry and Optometry programs use an integrated systems-based curriculum in which physiology is taught along with other basic science disciplines.

Physiology faculty also mentor students seeking graduate degrees in the Biomedical Sciences MBS program, and mentor DO and Veterinary Medicine students who engage in university-funded summer research electives.


Physiology Department Courses

PHYSG 1501: Pharmacy Physiology I (3.0 credits)
PHYSG 1502: Pharmacy Physiology II (3.0 credits)

PHYSG 1571 - 1575: Human Physiology I (MA, MBS, NA, PT, and PA programs, 4.0 credits)
PHYSG 1582 - 1586: Human Physiology II (MA, MBS, NA, PT, and PA programs, 4.0 credits)

PHYSG 1521 and 1523: Medical Physiology I (DO and POD programs, 5.5 credits)
PHYSG 1532 and 1534:
Medical Physiology II (DO and POD programs, 5.5 credits)

PHYSG 1512: Veterinary Physiology I (3.0 credits)
PHYSG 1522: Veterinary Physiology II (2.0 credits)
PHYSG 1533: Veterinary Physiology III (4.0 credits)

BASIG 1504/1513 - 1508/1517: Integrated courses for Dentistry and Optometry