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Aim

Physiology is the study of how the body works. The systems of the body including the cardiovascular, respiratory, neural, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems are examined using approaches ranging from molecular and cellular to whole-organism levels.

The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Physiology aims at providing the student comprehensive knowledge of the normal functions of the organ systems of the body to facilitate an understanding of the physiological basis of health and disease.


Objectives

Knowledge

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Explain the normal functioning of all the organ systems and their interactions for well coordinated    total body function.
  • Assess the relative contribution of each organ system to the maintenance of the milieu interior.
  • Elucidate the physiological aspects of normal growth and development.
  • Describe the physiological response and adaptations to environmental stresses.
  • List the physiological principles underlying pathogenesis and treatment of disease.

Skill

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Conduct experiments/ investigations designed for study of physiological phenomena.
  • Interpret experimental/investigative data.
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal data derived as a result of tests which he/she has performed and observed in the laboratory.

Integration

At the end of the course the student shall be able to acquire an integrated knowledge of organ, structure, normal function and its regulatory mechanism and apply the knowledge in understanding of disease.