I want to take physiol 201 because I like a more homework oriented vs exam oriented class of bio 225. However, I want to take bio 226 concurrently with physiol 201 for 6 credits for this series. Any thoughts on anyone that did this/think this is a good idea?
I hope you are doing well! Unfortunately, none of our current Advisors have taken the PHYSIOL 201 lecture with the BIOLOGY 226 lab. However, I think taking these two together should be fine! The advisory prerequisites for BIOLOGY 226 are “Previous or concurrent enrollment in BIOLOGY 225” and while BIOLOGY 225 does delve into non-human physiology, it does mainly focus on human physiology, like PHYSIOL 201. Additionally, the content covered in both BIOLOGY 225 and PHYSIOL 201 actually matches up pretty well, so I think concurrently taking PHYSIOL 201 with this lab should allow you to be successful. I think as long as you have physiology background and you look at the lab manuals before each lab to acquaint yourself with any specific animal physiology concepts that might have been covered in the BIOLOGY 225 lecture, taking these two together are fine! Also, one thing to note is that the Physiology Department does offer a lab that goes along with PHYSIOL 201, which is PHYSIOL 404. So, if you want a lab course that exclusively focuses on human physiology and not animals, since most/all of the labs in BIOLOGY 226 are conducted on animals, that is another option to consider!
I hope this helps! Feel free to follow up on this Q&A post or make another post if you have any further questions!
Raheem, PMH Co-President