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Fall & Spring Semester
Optional Term Project:

Due Date To Be Announced In Class


(OPTION 1) Read two (2) related Web Sites which deal with with some aspect of the course or the application of its content. The Web pages must be offered by University Departments or programs, Medical Schools, Research & Professional Organizations, or scientists with affiliations at the above,

• Print-outs of the two complete Web Sites must be attached and their respective URL's recorded on each.

• Provide a 3.5" Floppy disk with your Web Pages saved as a"SOURCE" file (this will not be returned to you ).

• Provide both a paper copy of your written work and a 3.5" Floppy disk with your written work saved in Rich Text Format(RTF)(this will not be returned to you) or as a plain "text" file(this will not be returned to you ).

See Below and Don't forget my LINKS

(OPTION 2) Read two related scientific papers (from reputable scientific journals in physiology) which deal with some aspect of the course or the application of its content.

• Copies of the two Journal articles must be attached.

• Provide a 3.5" Floppy disk with your written work saved as a plain "text" file(this will not be returned to you ).


Written review of the works

a. describe the underlying purpose, research question or hypothesis and provide a brief overview of the background related to your reading.

b. describe the methods of experimentation or other methods of investigation if some other form of research and not experimental.

c. describe the major results and conclusions of each study.

e. describe any questions raised which require additional research.

f. describe how the information presented in the reported works are related to one another.

The report must be submitted in typed (double-spaced) format.


Topical Examples:

BIO 109 -- neural and endocrine function in depression, neuromuscular disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson’s syndrome, etc., endocrine function in aging, physiology of connective tissue disorders or aging.

Bio 110 -- advances in coronary artery disease, nephrotic syndrome, male or female fertility, new trends in immunologic theory, long term effects of exercise on physiologic systems.


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Here are some INTERNET RESOURCES to get started on Option One: Information on diseases, diagnoses, drugs, etc.!!

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