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Physiology for Bio-Medical: Course outline

Physiology in bio-medical engineering helps to improve medical diagnosis and treatment

Course contents

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:

  • Cardiovascular
  •  Respiratory
  •  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

of action.

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

Discovery

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