BIOL 186

Physiology and Cell Biology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3

Formerly: part of 190A

An introductory course in the biological sciences. Biological chemistry, cellular diversity, membrane structure and function, energy transduction, DNA replication. Structure, growth, nutrition, and development of plants; principles of animal physiology including homeostatic mechanisms, circulation, gas exchange, osmoregulation, thermoregulation, defense systems, chemical signalling, reproduction and development.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of BIOL 186, BIOL 190A.
  • BIOL 184 and BIOL 186 may be taken in any order.
  • Students who have passed a placement exam may request permission to register in the course.


  • One of BIOL150A, BIOL 150B, BIOL 184, Biology 11, Biology 12; or
  • permission of the department.


Undergraduate course in Biology offered by the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

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