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Physiology is the study of the function of the body, its cells, organs, and systems. Most students who study human physiology also study anatomy and have a similar goal - to become an allied health professional, such as a paramedic, nurse, or dental hygienist. Many schools have combined Anatomy / Physiology courses but they are taught separately at SRJC.  Students can take either class first but anatomy is recommended.  There are two specialized combined anatomy and physiology courses: ANAT 140 and ANAT 40.  ANAT 140 is for medical assistant students and ANAT 40 is designed for paramedic students.

The physiology laboratory includes computers with the BioPac ® system for gathering and analyzing data. None of the human physiology courses include experimentation with living animals. Instead students monitor some of their own physiological processes.

Each Physiology course is designed to prepare students for different allied health professions. Check our Anatomy & Physiology Course Descriptions to be sure you enroll in the correct course.  Many students have questions about the allied health prerequisite science courses. Please read information on Allied Health Prerequisite Science Classes, including best course sequences and strategies to get into these impacted courses.


Physiology Course Outlines

PHYSIO 1   Human Physiology

PHYSIO 58   Introduction to Human Physiology