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Course Descriptions

The course catalog includes the most up-to-date information, although it also includes courses that are not regularly offered. The following list (updated March 2018) includes only regularly offered courses.

IPHY 1950 (3) Introduction to Scientific Writing in Integrative Physiology

Provides an overview of writing skills and strategies, emphasizing those most important to the sciences, especially physiology. Focuses on fundamental skills, objective analysis, and scientific persuasion, with attention to clear organization and style, academic and scientific mechanics, and distinctions between audiences.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 0-86 credits (Freshmen, Sophomore or Juniors) only.
Additional Information:
Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication
MAPS Course: English

IPHY 2010 (1-3) Seminar in Integrative Physiology

Introduces a small group of lower-division students to current research topics in integrative physiology. Emphasizes relevant applications to real-world situations.
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.

IPHY 2400 (2) Introduction to Medical Terminology for Future Health Professionals

Provides an introduction to medical terminology used within the health professions. Word roots, prefixes and suffixes used in medical records for major body systems will be examined and explained. The structure and functions of the major systems will be defined and described. Recommended for IPHY students and students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. No prerequisites required.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

IPHY 2420 (3) Nutrition for Health and Performance

Focuses on the basic anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of nutrition. Topics include weight management, the role of diet and lifestyle in disease prevention, specific nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, nutrition standards and guidelines, sports nutrition recommendations, agricultural practices, and food policy issues. IPHY juniors or seniors are excluded from taking this course.
Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IPHY 3400
Requisites: Restricted to non-IPHY majors or IPHY freshmen/sophomores (students with 0-56 credits) only.
Additional Information:
Arts Sci Core Curr: Natural Science Non-Sequence

IPHY 2500 (1) Perspectives in Health and Medicine

Designed to increase awareness of issues that surround international and U.S. health care. Provides broad overview of topics relevant to 21st century medical practice. Includes guest lectures by faculty and practitioners from Denver Metro region, followed by opportunities to integrate new concepts using small group discussion and writing. Topics change each semester and may include: global development and health; socio-cultural issues in health care; health disparities; applied bioethics; health care system reform; narrative medicine.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only.
Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

IPHY 2750 (3) Introduction to Exercise Psychology

Focuses on how psychological factors influence exercise and motor performance in both clinical and sport settings. Major topics include motivation, arousal, stress, imagery, self-confidence, concentration and burnout. Principles of psychological skills training are also discussed.

IPHY 2800 (4) Introduction to Statistics

Examines the application of statistics to research relevant to integrative physiology. Includes instruction and hands-on experience with related computer programs and interpretation of the results of their use.
Requisites: Restricted to Integrative Physiology (IPHY) majors only.
Recommended: Prerequisite MATH 1300.

IPHY 2910 (1-6) Practicum in Integrative Physiology

Offers practical experience in organized situations with direct supervision.
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 0-56 credits (Freshmen or Sophomore) only.

IPHY 3010 (1-2) Teaching in Integrative Physiology

Provides an opportunity to assist in teaching specific laboratory sections in IPHY under direct faculty supervision. Students must make arrangements with the faculty member responsible for the course in which they plan to assist.
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.

IPHY 3060 (4) Cell Physiology

Lect. and lab. Introduces the biology of eukaryotic systems at molecular, cellular and systems levels of integration, emphasizing the complementarities of structure and function and physiological mechanisms of regulation at the cellular and molecular level. Department enforced prerequisite: one year of general biology (lecture + lab).
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of IPHY 3430 or IPHY 3470 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only.

IPHY 3400 (3) Nutrition for IPHY Majors

Focuses on the science of nutrition, reviewing the basic anatomy, physiology and chemistry of nutrition. Concepts will focus on what the body needs for proper nutrition, how they are obtained, absorbed and processed by the body. Studies will expand to include the following: diet types, nutrition during life stages (i.e. pregnancy), different disease states and real world applications.
Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IPHY 2420
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Integrative Physiology Concurrent Degree majors only.
Recommended: Prerequisite IPHY 3410.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

IPHY 3410 (3) Introduction to Human Anatomy

Introduces the basics of human anatomy. Department enforced prerequisite: one year of general biology (lecture + lab).

IPHY 3415 (2) Human Anatomy Laboratory

Introduces structures of the human anatomical systems using human cadavers and animal tissue. This laboratory is meant to complement IPHY 3410. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and corequisite: IPHY 3410.

IPHY 3430 (3) Introduction to Human Physiology

Introduces the physiology of the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, immune, endocrine, digestive and reproductive systems. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab).
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of CHEM 1133 and CHEM 1134 or CHEM 3321 and CHEM 3451 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to non-Integrative Physiology (IPHY) majors only.
Recommended: Prerequisites IPHY 3410 and IPHY 3415.

IPHY 3435 (2) Physiology Lab

Introduces laboratory experience in selected aspects of human and comparative physiology for students in pharmacy and allied health programs. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab); IPHY 2800 (or equivalent); IPHY 3410, IPHY 3415 and IPHY 3430 (prerequisites for majors; recommended courses for non-majors); IPHY 3430 (non-majors only).
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of IPHY 3470 (minimum grade C-).
Recommended: Corequisite IPHY 3480 (majors only).

IPHY 3440 (3) Clinical Nutrition

Exploration of clinical nutrition concepts from a health care provider perspective. Examines how and why diseases develop and what nutritional therapy and intervention is appropriate for disease resolution.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Integrative Physiology Concurrent Degree majors only.
Recommended: Prerequisite IPHY 2420.

IPHY 3450 (3) Comparative Animal Physiology

Introduces principles of animal physiology and responses to environmental change. Involves animals and/or animal tissues. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab).

IPHY 3460 (5) Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Introduces major components of the vertebrate body and how they are organized into a whole organism, emphasizing function, evolution, and diversity of these basic features. Laboratories involve dissection of representative groups and demonstrations. Involves animals and/or animal tissues. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab).

IPHY 3470 (3) Human Physiology 1

Focuses on scientific thinking, cell physiology, neurophysiology, endocrinology, immunology and musculoskeletal physiology. First semester of a two-semester sequence for IPHY and NRSC majors only. Department enforced prerequisites: IPHY 3410 and one year of general biology (lecture and lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture and lab).
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of CHEM 1133 and CHEM 1134 or CHEM 3321 and CHEM 3451 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Neuroscience (NRSC) majors only.

IPHY 3480 (3) Human Physiology 2

Focuses on the physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems. The second semester of a two-semester sequence for IPHY and NRSC majors. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab); IPHY 3410 and 3415.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of IPHY 3470 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Neuroscience (NRSC) majors only.
Recommended: Corequisite IPHY 3435.

IPHY 3490 (3) Introduction to Epidemiology

Examines the history and uses of epidemiology, measures of disease frequency and occurrence, association and causality, analytic epidemiology, evidence-based screening and outbreak investigations.
Recommended: Prerequisites IPHY 2800 and SOCY 2061 and PSYC 3101.

IPHY 3500 (2) Applied Clinical Research

Introduces fundamental concepts of clinical research to those interested in pursing a career in medicine or medical research. In addition to lectures introducing students to research design, errors in research and basic biostatistics, there will be significant emphasis on participation in on-going medical research at Denver Health Medical Center and The Children's Hospital. This unique experience will provide students with first-hand exposure to all aspects of clinical research. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab).
Recommended: Prerequisite CHEM 3111 and premedical focus and/or previous research experience.

IPHY 3580 (3) Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Health

Examines the history of sleep and circadian rhythms; lifespan development of sleep and rhythms; observational, physiological and clinical measures of sleep; screening for sleep and circadian disorders; associations between poor sleep and circadian misalignment and health; and evidence-based sleep and circadian interventions/preventions in healthy and clinical samples. Department enforced prerequisites: one year general biology plus labs, and one semester of statistics.

IPHY 3700 (3) Scientific Writing in Integrative Physiology

Takes a process-based approach to writing. Assignments and classroom experiences emphasize critical thinking, using scientific evidence and reasoning to construct original arguments, and applying conventions and problem-solving skills to craft successful documents. Department enforced prerequisite: IPHY 2800 or equivalent.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Integrative Physiology Concurrent Degree or Neuroscience (NRSC) majors only.
Additional Information:
Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication

IPHY 4010 (1-3) Seminar in Integrative Physiology

Introduces a small group of students to current research topics in integrative physiology, evaluation of current research and discussion of critical issues. Department enforced prerequisite: IPHY 2800 or equivalent.
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only.

IPHY 4200 (3) Physiological Genetics and Genomics

Covers fundamental concepts in molecular genetics/genomics with physiological applications. Topics include structure and function of nucleic acids, genome structure, genetic and genomic research tools, methods for identifying disease-causing mutations, regulation of gene expression, pharmacogenetics, gene therapy and ethical issues in modern genomics. First course of a 3-course series recommended for IBG students. Includes a recitation section.
Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IPHY 5200
Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only.

IPHY 4440 (4) Endocrinology

Introduces mammalian endocrine system. Provides a thorough analysis of chemical communication by hormones and related bioregulators with emphasis on the major endocrine systems such as the thyroid, gonad, pituitary and the brain. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab).
Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IPHY 5440
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of IPHY 3470 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Neuroscience (NRSC) majors only.

IPHY 4490 (3) Case Studies in Public Health

Explores case studies in public health in how they have influenced our approach to disease outbreaks and disease resolution. Examines famous case studies in infectious disease, zoonoses and non-infectious diseases, including environmental and occupational exposure to see how they have changed our understanding of disease and responses by health and medical personnel. Examines special populations within public health, as well as discuss modern public health challenges.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of IPHY 3490 (minimum grade D-).
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

IPHY 4540 (5) Biomechanics

Applies the principles of physics and physiology to the analysis of human movement. Quantitative analysis of the forces, torques, mechanical energy, power impulses and momentum associated with human movement. Mechanical properties of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. Department enforced prerequisites: PHYS 2010 or PHYS 1110 or IPHY 3410 and IPHY 2800.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of IPHY 3470 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Neuroscience (NRSC) majors only.
Recommended: Prerequisites MATH 1300 or MATH 1310 or APPM 1350 and IPHY 3415.

IPHY 4580 (3) Sleep Physiology

Describes the physiology and neurobiology of sleep and impact of sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders on immune, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and neural systems, as well as examines changes in sleep across the life span. The integrative nature of sleep and circadian rhythms in normal
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of IPHY 3470 (minimum grade C-).

IPHY 4600 (3) Immunology

Studies the immune system, a multi-cellular system that functions to protect us from disease. Introduces concepts associated with the development and function of individual cells of the immune system (T-cells, B-cells, neutrophils, dendritic cells, macrophages), as well as their integrative roles in physiology and host defense. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab).
Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IPHY 5600
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of IPHY 3470 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Integrative Phyisology (IPHY), Integrative Physiology Concurrent Degree or Neuroscience (NRSC) majors only.
Recommended: Prerequisite IPHY 3060.

IPHY 4650 (5) Exercise Physiology

Examines physiological and biochemical adjustments that occur in the body with acute and chronic exercise. Topics center on physiological mechanisms pertaining to metabolic, cardiovascular, and hormonal alterations, the role of exercise in health and disease, soreness and fatigue, immune function, as well as exercise during varied environmental conditions. Department enforced prerequisites: IPHY 2800 or equivalent and IPHY 3480. Department enforced corequisite: IPHY 3410.
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of IPHY 3470 and 3480 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Integrative Physiology Concurrent Degree or Neuroscience (NRSC) majors only.

IPHY 4660 (3) Critical Thinking in Integrative Physiology

Covers specific integrative physiology topics in areas such as animal physiology, endothelial function, neurobiology, exercise immunology and exercise physiology. Department enforced prerequisite: 13-hours of IPHY coursework.
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Integrative Physiology Concurrent Degree majors only.

IPHY 4720 (4) Neurophysiology

Explores the function of the nervous system, including how the properties of neurons influence nervous system activity, how the nervous system controls the activity of muscles and how the sensory effects of muscle activity influence the function of the nervous system. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab), IPHY 2800 (or equivalent); IPHY 3410.
Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IPHY 5720
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of IPHY 3470 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Integrative Physiology (IPHY) or Integrative Physiology Concurrent Degree or Neuroscience (NRSC) majors only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

IPHY 4730 (3) Integrative Motor Control

Investigates human motor control by integrating concepts from exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sport psychology. Applications are made to clinical and educational exercise contexts.
Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IPHY 5730
Recommended: Prerequisites IPHY 3410 and IPHY 3470.

IPHY 4850 (1) Honors Thesis Seminar

To be taken during the final academic year prior to graduation. Consists of a lecture component on Honors thesis writing and defense, as well as a seminar component where Honors candidates present their thesis research in a practice defense talk.
Recommended: Prerequisite IPHY 3700, minimum 3.3 GPA and a declared IPHY major and approval by departmental honors committee.
Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

IPHY 4860 (1-6) Independent Study: Undergraduate

Students may register for more than one section per term.
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 8.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.

IPHY 4870 (1-3) Honors Thesis

Department enforced prerequisites: IPHY 2800 and IPHY 3700.
Additional Information:
Arts Sciences Honors Course

IPHY 4890 (3) Community-Based Primary Health Care

Introduces models of Community-Based Health Care (CBPHC), relevant research regarding the models and methods of implementation in rural low resource settings. This 3 week summer global seminar in Nicaragua also includes public health data collection in a rural area in conjunction with local health promoters. Provides students with practical skills in the implementation of CBPHC in rural low resource settings.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Recommended: Prerequisite GEOG 3692.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

IPHY 4930 (1-6) Internship

Provides an opportunity for field/laboratory work in a variety of different settings. Consult with faculty for approval. Department enforced prerequisite: completion of at least two of the major core classes.
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).

IPHY 4940 (1-6) Application for Clinical Internship

Provides an opportunity for clinical experience in a clinic or hospital setting with which the University has an established Affiliation Agreement. Consult with faculty for approval. Department enforced prerequisite: completion of two 3000-level courses.
Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).