Courses Catalogue

Cardiovascular And Respiratory Physiology

COURSE CODE: PHY 1204
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.         FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF HEART AND GREAT VESSELS (2 LH)

 

i.      The chest cavity

 

ii.      The pericardial space

 

iii.       The four chambers of the heart iv.    The four valves of the heart

v.      The great vessel vi.      The myocardium vii.     The endocardium

b.        THE ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY OF THE HEART MUSCLE (2 LH)

 

i.      Electrical characteristics of the heart muscle ii.      Cardiac muscle enervation and its Effects.

iii.       Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording. iv.       The physiological basis of ECG.

c.         THE HEART AS A PAIR OF MECHANICAL PUMPS IN SERIES (1 LH)

 

i.      The cardiac cycle events ii.      Cardiac output regulation.

d.BLOOD PRESSURE (BP) (2 LH)

 

i.      Physiological basis and parameters


ii.      Factors which determine Arterial BP.

 

iii.     Regulation of Arterial BP (ABP) (Short / long term)

 

iv.      Variation of ABP with increasing age.

 

v.      Estimation of ABP by the indirect methods.

 

vi.      Changes of BP in the various segments of the CVS

 

vii.     The purpose BP serves in the body.

 

 

 

e.         LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION (1 LH)

 

i.      Organization and functional Anatomy ii.      Mechanisms of formation of Lymph\ iii.     Composition of Lymph

iv.      Lymph flow

 

v.      Importance of the Lymphatic system

 

f.         REGULATION FO REGIONAL BLOOD FLOW (2 LH)