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    PHY 503 General Physiology I 3.
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or Graduate standing, the following courses are recommended: ZO 421, BCH 451, a year of physics.

    Discussion of general principles of homeostasis, emphasizing importance of integrative action. Following systems studied: muscular, cardiovascular and nervous systems.

    PHY 504 General Physiology II 3.
    Prerequisite: PHY (ZO) 503.

    Discussion of general principles of homeostasis, emphasizing importance of integrative action. Following systems studied: alimentary, renal, respiratory and endocrine systems.

    PHY 524 Comparative Endocrinology 3.
    Prerequisite: BIO 421 or PO 405.

    Basic concepts of endocrinology, including functions of major endocrine glands involved in processes of growth, metabolism and reproduction.

    PHY 552 Advanced Reproductive Physiology and Biotechnology 3.

    Comparative approach to examining aspects of reproductive physiology in selected vertebrate species. Detailed examination of current reproductive biotechnologies and ethical issues associated with the application of reproductive biotechnologies. Credit will not be given for both ANS 452 and ANS(PHY) 552.

    PHY 595 Special Topics in Physiology 1-6.

    PHY 601 Physiology Seminar 1.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    PHY 602 Seminar In Biology Of Reproduction 2.
    Prerequisite: ANS(PHY) 702.

    Current topics in animal reproduction presented by reproductive physiologists from various Research Triangle institutions. Student presentations of research projects or library projects in area of animal reproduction.

    PHY 610 Special Topics In Physiology 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    PHY 620 Special Problems In Physiology 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    Credits Arranged.

    PHY 685 Master's Supervised Teaching 1-3.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

    PHY 690 Master's Examination 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.

    PHY 693 Master's Supervised Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

    PHY 695 Master's Thesis Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Thesis Research.

    PHY 696 Summer Thesis Research 1.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

    PHY 699 Master's Thesis Preparation 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their thesis.

    PHY 702 Reproductive Physiology of Mammals 3.
    Prerequisite: ZO 421.

    Survey of reproductive strategies among vertebrates; in-depth coverage of mammalian reproductive physiology; gametogenesis, fertilization, embryonic and fetal development, parturition, puberty, neuroendrocrine control mechanisms in male and female mammals.

    PHY 764 Advances in Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology 3.
    Prerequisite: PHY 503, PHY 504.

    This course will focus on advanced gastrointestinal physiology and the pathophysiology of deseases of relevance to scientsts involved in animal-related research. In particular, the course will cover the pathophysiology of ulceration, infectious diarrhea, ischemia, motility disorders, and inflammatory diseases of the gut. An in-depth review paper will be required based on recent literature rgarding a specific gastrointestinal disease.

    PHY 780 Mammalian Endocrinology 3.
    Prerequisite: BCH 451, ZO 421.

    Mammalian endocrine system with emphasis on ontogeny and anatomy of key organs; synthesis and action of hormones. Role of hormones in regulation of physiological processes such as metabolism, exocrine function, digestion, ion balance, behavior, lactation, growth and reproduction.

    PHY 795 Special Topics in Physiology 1-9.

    PHY 801 Physiology Seminar 1.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    PHY 802 Seminar In Biology Of Reproduction 2.
    Prerequisite: ANS(PHY) 702.

    Current topics in animal reproduction presented by reproductive physiologists from various Research Triangle institutions. Student presentations of research projects or library projects in area of animal reproduction.

    PHY 810 Speical Topics In Physiology 1-4.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    PHY 820 Special Problems In Physiology 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    Credits Arranged.

    PHY 885 Doctoral Supervised Teaching 1-3.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planing for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

    PHY 890 Doctoral Preliminary Examination 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.

    PHY 893 Doctoral Supervised Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

    PHY 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Dissertation Research.

    PHY 896 Summer Dissertation Research 1.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

    PHY 899 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    For students who have completed all credit hour requirements, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.