Courses Catalogue

Physiology I Course

COURSE CODE: PHY 1208
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry), B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Nursing Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


Understanding of Clinical aspects of the program requires understanding of pathophysiology; which it requires that the student understands the normal functioning of the human body (physiology) of which this is part.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES 

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

  • Describe the cell as the “building block” in the various tissues of the body and explain how the various types of cells contribute to the normal functioning of the body.
  • Describe the structure and discuss the functional roles of the skin.
  • Discuss the basic principles of human Genetics.
  • Describe the concept of homeokinesis, the body fluid compartments and explain the mechanisms governing the interchange of the various substances between different fluid compartments.
  • Describe the functional anatomy of the respiratory system and discuss the roles played by the respiratory system in the normal functioning of the body.
  •  Describe the functional anatomy of the heart and the vascular system and explain their functional roles in the human body.
  •  Outline how the endocrine system is organized and explain the roles of the endocrine system in normal functioning of the body.
  • Describe normal structure and function of the body and demonstrate the molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms important to maintaining the body’s homeokinesis
  •  Demonstrate effective use of motor and cognitive skills in use of lab equipment and analyzing lab results