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Medical Physiology: Endocrine, Reproductive, Digestive, And Nervous Systems

COURSE CODE: PHY 2105
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course discusses the physiology and pathophysiology of the endocrine, reproductive, digestive and nervous systems that are crucial to the understanding of drug receptor locations, mechanisms of drug action, and pharmacokinetics of drugs following administration into the body.

PURPOSE

Understanding of clinical aspects of the programme, such as location of drug receptors, mechanisms of drug actions, kinetics of drug absorption and distribution, requires understanding of pathophysiology, which itself requires that the student understands the normal functioning of the human body (physiology). This course discusses the physiology and pathophysiology of endocrine, reproductive, digestive and nervous systems.

 EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe and explain the physiology of the digestive system
  2. Describe and explain the physiology of the nervous system
  3. Describe and explain the physiology of the reproductive system 4. Describe and explain physiology of the endocrine system