Anatomy and Physiology for Psychophysiologists   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

APH 5071 - Anatomy and Physiology for Psychophysiologists

This course provides an overview of human anatomy and physiology as applied to psychophysiology, optimal functioning, and behavioral medicine. The course emphasizes human behavioral biology. Each basic structure and organ system is discussed with regard to both anatomical structures and physiological functions as they change over time and in relation to both the external and internal environment. The main course objective is to provide the depth of knowledge required to understand the physical bases for psychophysiological problems and interventions.  Interactions between the complex web of hormonal feed-back loops and dysregulation of behavior, emotions, and drives is discussed in relation to implementation of behavioral interventions. Other areas emphasized are respiratory physiology, behavioral immunology, psychophysiology of pain, interactions between pain, stress, and muscle tension, pathophysiology of headache, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, and basic kinesiological concepts. Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate courses in psychology and biology (or APH 5001 , APH 5002 ) and APH 5051  or APH 5052 .      3 credit(s)
Offered: Offered FA-Term A/B, SP-Term A/B. Course Length: 15 weeks. Students taking this course must also attend the one day anatomy & physiology laboratory experience held during Saybrook University's residential conferences and AABP's annual meeting.