U2


The Core of Physiology

U2 is the most vigorous year of the program. With our base of knowledge in earlier years, we take courses that bridge the gap between textbook science and the frontiers of research. This is the year that we get an in-depth yet varied taste of research initiatives and different body systems. We will gain a conceptual understanding of how intricately our beautiful bodies thrive.

While the 300 level physiology courses are known to be killer, it is important to get involved with the community of people you will be with in all of your classes. Don’t forget to come out to events run by PULS to meet people with similar interests, make friends, and have an excellent year!

Courses


PHGY 311 - Channels, Synapses, and Hormones


In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses on cellular communication in the nervous system and the endocrine system.

Prerequisite: PHGY 209 or Permission of Course Coordinator

PHGY 312 - Respiratory, Renal, and Cardiovascular Physiology


In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypothese underlying our current understanding of topics in renal, respiratory and cardiovascular functions explored beyond the introductory level.

Prerequisite: PHGY 209, PHGY 210

PHGY 313 - Blood, Gastrointestinal, and Immune Systems Physiology


In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses underlying our current understanding of the physiology topics in immunology, blood and fluids, and gastrointestinal physiology.

Prerequisite: PHGY 209, PHGY 210, PHGY 311
Or permission from Course Coordinators

PHGY 314 - Integrative Neuroscience


In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses underlying our current understanding of how single neurons and ensembles of neurons encode sensory information, generate movement, and control cognitive functions such as emotion, learning, and memory, during voluntary behaviors.

Prerequisite: PHGY 209

About us

The Physiology Undergraduate League of Students (PULS) is the elected student government of the Department of Physiology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of McGill University, or McGill University's Department of Physiology.

Get in Touch

  • Email:
    puls@sus.mcgill.ca

  • Address:
    Room 1017
    McIntyre Medical Building
    3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montréal QC H3A 1A3