Courses Catalogue

Alimentary Tract And Functionally Associated Organs

COURSE CODE: PHY 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PRE-REQUISITE:  PHA1202, PHA1203, PHA2102

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION:

 

The course facilitates students to learn the functioning of the alimentary tract and its associated organs that will help them understand metabolism and digestive system related pathologies.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This will be a theory and practical course to introduce students to principles of alimentary tract function and the related organs

COURSE AIMS

 

During the course, the students will be facilitated to;

 

a.   Describe the components of GIT and their roles in the normal functioning of the body.

b.   Describe the functional Anatomy of the GIT and discuss the roles played by the

 

GIT in the normal functioning of the body.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

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

 

i.      Outline the functional Anatomy of the alimentary tract and its functionally related organs

ii.      Describe  and  explain  the  secretory  function  of  the  alimentary  tract  and  its functionally related organs


iii.      Discuss  the  digestion  of  carbohydrates,  proteins,  lipids,  and  vitamins,  and absorption and metabolism of the nutrients there from

iv.      Describe the absorption and explain the metabolism of water, electrolytes and minerals

v.      Explain the origins of gases in the alimentary tract and what happ


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