Undergraduate Program

Undergrad Courses



Dr. Karel Tyml
Dr. Karel Tyml
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Human and Animal Interactions with the Physical Environment

Examination of the physical processes in the environment that affect life, and physical processes in animals and man that enable them to survive. Topics include pressure, temperature, light, gravity, sound, ionizing and nonionizing radiation. Special topics: heat exchange, vision and hearing, altitude and diving, the space environment, and radiation tolerance.

Course Objectives and Outline

Prerequisite(s):  One of Biology 1001A or 1201A and one of Biology 1002B or 1202B, or the former Biology 1222 or 1223; one of Physics 1028A/B, 1301A/B, 1401A/B or 1501A/B, and one of Physics 1029A/B, 1302A/B, 1402A/B or 1502A/B, or one of the former Physics 1020, 1024 or 1026.
Pre-or Corequisite(s): Calculus 1000A/B or 1100A/B plus one of Calculus 1301A/B or 1501A/B, or Applied Mathematics 1413.

Extra Information: Typically taken in third year, this course is also open to second-year students with an overall average of at least 70% in first year.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.








Important News for 2014 Graduate Applicants

In Your Statement of Intent, 
please indicate in which area(s) of graduate research you are interested & why your academic and research background has attributes relevant to your intention to pursue a graduate degree in Medical Biophysics.

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