Physiology for Bio-Medical: Course outline
Introduction to Physiology:
- The Cell and General Physiology.
- Functional organization of human body and control of the internal environment.
- Cell and its function, protein synthesis and cell reproduction.
- Metabolism of carbohydrates and formation of ATP.
- Lipid and Protein Metabolism, transport through Cell membrane.
Human physiology from a system's view point: Quantitative issues at the organ and whole body levels of:
- Renal and
- Digestive systems.
Nerve and Muscle: Membrane potential, Action potential, Excitation and
Rhythmicity. Contraction of Skeletal and cardiac muscles, sliding filament
Mechanism, Heart as a pump.
Sensory Systems: Sensory Receptors: Classification and basic mechanism
Somatic Sensations: Mechanoreceptive sensations, pain, thermal and
visceral pain, headache.
Special Senses: Eye, receptor function of the retina, Neurophysiology of
Vision, the Chemical Sense-taste and smell