BIOL 186

Physiology and Cell Biology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3-0

Formerly: part of BIOL 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.



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

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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