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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2008/09

PA10238 Physiology

Credits: 12
Level: Certificate
Academic Year
Assessment: EX 100%
Aims: To familiarise the student with the major physiological systems, their integration and regulation, as the basis for the study of disease mechanisms and drug actions.
Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the major physiological systems of the human body, and demonstrate knowledge of how the function of major organs and systems is integrated and regulated.

* Scientific and practical skills (T/F)
* Working with others (F)
* Information and communication technology (F)
The animal cell, cell membranes, body fluid composition and compartments; Neurones - anatomy and physiology of the central and autonomic nervous systems; Blood, pH, respiration, metabolic rate, body temperature. The endocrine system; Gut motility; Muscle - physiology of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle; Cardiovascular system, the kidney, regulation of blood pressure.