To develop an understanding of the normal function of physiological systems and the critical integrative manner in which they interact.
Integumentary System: nature and function, injury and
healing mechanisms, effect of ageing and UV damage, role in innate immunity; Lymphatic
and Immune System: identification and function of the major components of the
lymphatic system and the role, distribution and importance of lymphocytes, the
mechanisms of non-specific (innate) and specific (adaptive) immunity; Metabolism:
describe the basic functioning of the major metabolic pathways involved in
energy production; Neural Pathways: structure and function of the central
nervous system and peripheral nervous system, sensory pathways, somatic nervous
pathway and spinal reflexes, autonomic pathways and the special senses of
vision and hearing; Endocrine System: identification of major organs and their
functions, major classes of hormones and their functions, general mechanism of
hormone action, comparison between the endocrine and nervous systems; Renal
System: structure and function of main components, mechanism of urine
formation, regulatory processes of glomerular filtration, the role of
antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and aldosterone in controlling urine volume and
concentration, regulation of fluid and pH; Reproduction: nature and function of
the female and male reproductive systems, hormonal regulation, common
pathologies. Skills in teamwork and critical thinking.
Martini, F.H., Nath, J.L., Bartholomew E.F, Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology , Current Edition, Pearson
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