The Human Physiology department values engaging, inclusive, and evidence-based teaching. Human physiology department faculty have received four distinguished teaching awards. Course design and classroom activities are grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Larger classes use several strategies to make the big class feel small, and to help students engage with each other and the teaching team.
The University of Oregon course catalog offers degree plans and a complete list of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Human Physiology.
These three courses span across lower and upper division coursework.
HPHY 211 Medical Terminology
Instructor: Robin Hopkins
Explore and develop skills in language and terminology specific to the medical sciences with an emphasis on derivation, meaning, and pronunciation. This course is designed to give students a solid, basic overview of terminology used in the medical, health, and biological sciences fields.
HPHY 321 Human Anatomy I
Instructor: Jon Runyeon
Introduction to the human body and histology; nerves; central, autonomic, and peripheral nervous systems; cranial nerves; regional anatomy of the head; special senses. Includes cadaver laboratory. This course will use both a system and regional approach to uncover the anatomy of the skull, brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, facial muscles, auditory and visual systems, vertebral column, thoracic skeleton, and muscles of the trunk.
HPHY 423 Physiology of Aging
Instructor: Ashley Walker
Advancing age is a major factor for a number of diseases and disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. In this course, we will discuss the changes that occur in old age to cells and organs with the goal of furthering our understanding of the causes of age-related disease and dysfunction. We will also explore interventions aimed at increasing longevity and treating age-related diseases.
The table below lists the courses that the Department of Human Physiology anticipates offering over the next two years. The table is updated as curriculum decisions are made, so check back when considering future registration choices.
|Course Number||Course Name||Term Offered|
|100-level General Education|
|105||Principles of Human Nutrition||Spring 2022 (tentative), Summer 2022|
|111||The Science of Sex||Summer 2022|
|200-level Required of Major|
|211||Medical Terminology||Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Summer 2022|
|212||Evidence, Inference, & Biostatistics||Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Summer 2022|
|300-level Required of Major|
|HPHY 321||Human Anatomy I||Summer 2022|
|HPHY 322||Human Physiology I||Summer 2022|
|HPHY 323||Human Anatomy II||Winter 2022, Summer 2022|
|HPHY 324||Human Physiology II||Winter 2022, Summer 2022|
|HPHY 325||Human Anatomy/Human Physiology III||Spring 2022|
|HPHY 371||Physiology of Exercise||Spring 2022|
|HPHY 333||Motor Control||none|
|HPHY 362||Tissue Injury and Repair||none|
|HPHY 374||Clinical ECG & Exercise||Spring 2022|
|HPHY 375||Metabolism & Nutrition||Winter 2022|
|HPHY 381||Biomechanics||Winter 2022|
|HPHY 411||Scientific Teaching||none|
|HPHY 420||Human Anatomy Dissection||Spring 2022|
|HPHY 412||Sleep Physiology||none|
|HPHY 413||Muscle Structure, Function, & Plasticity||Winter 2022|
|HPHY 414||Muscle Metabolism||none|
|HPHY 422||Physiology of Obesity||Spring 2022|
|HPHY 423||Physiology of Aging||Winter 2022|
|HPHY 432||Neural Development||none|
|HPHY 433||Neurophysiology of Concussion||Spring 2022|
|HPHY 434||Movement Disorders||Winter 2022|
|HPHY 436||Clinical Neuroscience||Spring 2022|
|HPHY 444||Clinical Anatomy||none|
|HPHY 462||Therapeutic Techniques||Spring 2022|
|HPHY 470||Environmental Physiology||none|
|HPHY 473||High Altitude Physiology and Medicine||none|