Courses Catalogue

Cell Physiology And Genetics

COURSE CODE: PHY1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT A. THE CELL (1 LH) i.      The cell theory

ii.      Cell structure and organization

 

iii.     Cell organelles and their functions

 

 

 

B.        THE CELL MEMBRANE (1 LH)

 

i.      Fluid mosaic model

 

ii.      Components and their functional roles iii.     Properties

 

 

C.        CELL REPLICAITON (2 LH)

 

i.      The cell cycle

 

ii.      Mitotic division iii.     Meiotic Division

iv.      Growth, differentiation and specialization.

 

 

 

D.        CELL CONNECTIVITY, SIGNALING AND COMMNICAITON (1 LH)

 

i.      cell connectivity – Tight / gap junctions and desmosomes. ii.      Cell signaling electrical and chemical

iii.     Chemical Communication – receptor and 2nd messenger systems.

 

 

 

E.        DYNAMICITY    OF    INTRACELLULAR    AND    EXTRACELLULAR ELEMENTS (1 LH)

i.      Levels of complexity

 

ii.      Behaviour of ions / molecules in electrical fields.


iii.     Units of measurement.

 

f.         HOMEOKINESIS (HOMEOSTASIS) (2 LH)

 

i.      The concept of a contorlable system ii.      How a controllable system works

iii.       The concept and mechanisms of homeoinesis iv.      Examples of homeokinesis in the human body.

 

 

g.         THE NERVE CELL (1 LH)

 

i.      Structure and functions of its parts. ii.      Myelination

iii.     Resting transmembrane Potential Difference – ionic basis.

 

 

 

h         THE CONCEPT OF EXCITABLE AND