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Physiology (MBBS): Course outline

Physiology is the study of how the human body works. It describes the chemistry and physics behind basic body functions, from how molecules behave in cells to how systems of organs work together. It helps us understand what happens in a healthy body in ev

Course outline

Basic Concepts

Clinical/Applied Concepts


General Physiology/Cell


Functional organization of human body

Abnormalities of the cell and its organelles




Control systems in the body


Cell membrane and its functions


Intercellular Connections


Cell organelles


Transport through cell membrane






Composition and General Functions


Plasma Proteins


Red Blood Cell (Erythropoiesis)



Haemoglobin & Blood Indices, Iron metabolism, Fate of Hb.

Blood indices in various disorders


White Blood Cells,


Leucopaenia, Leucocytosis






Clotting disorders (Haemophilia etc.)


Blood Groups,

Blood Transfusion & complications

Reticuloendothelial System – Spleen

Blood grouping/cross matching & significance



Nerve and muscle


The neuron-structure & functions


Properties of Nerve Fibres

Nerve conduction studies


Physiology of action Potential including compound action potentials


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