CREDIT HOURS 3 (2-1)
The course is designed to study the function of the human body at the molecular, cellular, tissue and systems levels. The major underlying themes are: the mechanisms for promoting homeostasis; cellular processes of metabolism, membrane function and cellular signaling; the mechanisms that match supply of nutrients to tissue demands at different activity levels; the mechanisms that match the rate of excretion of waste products to their rate of production; the mechanisms that defend the body against injury and promote healing. These topics are addressed by a consideration of nervous and endocrine regulation of the cardiovascular, hematopoietic, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems including the control of cellular metabolism. The integrative nature of physiological responses in normal function and disease is stressed throughout the course. This course will sever as pre requisite for the further courses i.e. exercise physiology, pathology, etc.
BASIC AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY
NERVE AND MUSCLE
- Cardiovascular System
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (to be coordinated with the department of medicine)
- Examination of arterial pulse
- ECG recording and interpretation
- Arterial blood pressure
- Effects of exercise and posture on blood pressure
- Apex beat and normal heart sounds
RECOMMENDED TEXT BOOKS
- Textbook of Physiology by Guyton and Hall, Latest Ed.
- Review of Medical Physiology by William F. Ganong, Latest Ed.
- Physiology by Berne and Levy, Latest Ed.
- Human Physiology: The Basis of Medicine by Gillian Pocock, Christopher D. Richards
- Physiological Basis of Medical Practice by John B. West and Taylor, 12th Ed.