Courses Catalogue

Alimentary Tract And Functionally Associated Organs

COURSE CODE: PHY 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
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 (2 LH)

 

i.      Components of the system

 

ii.      Organization of the structures in the wall of the alimentary tract. iii.     Innervations of the system

b.        REGULATION OF FOOD INGESTION (1 LH)

 

i.      Ingested food-Constituents of an adequate diet ii.      Short – term regulation

iii.     Long-term regulations

 

c.         CHEWING AND SWALLOWING (2 LH)

 

i.      Chewing

 

ii.      The swallowing reflex iii.      Stage one of swallowing iv.      Stage two of swallowing v.      stage three of swallowing

vi.      Receptive relaxation of the stomach

 

d.        GASTRIC MVOEMENTS (1 LH)

 

i.      Mixing movements

 

ii.      Propulsive movements

 

iii.     Conditions that affect gastric emptying

 

e.         MOVEMENTS OF THE SMALL INTESTINE (1 LH)

 

i.      Mixing movements


ii.      Propulsive movements

 

iii.     The roles of the autonomic nervous system.

 

f.         MOVEMENTS OF THE LARGE INTESTINE (2 LH)

 

i.      Maxing movements

 

ii.      Propulsive movements iii.     Mass movements

iv.      Defaecation

 

g.         HORMONES OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT (2 LH)

 

i.      Gastrin

 

ii.      Secretion

 

iii.     Cholecystokinin-Pancreozymin (CCK-PZ)

 

iv.      Others

 

h.        SALIVA (1 LH)

 

i.      Secretion

 

ii.      Composition and volume per 24 LH

 

iii.     Functional importanc