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Neurophysiology

COURSE CODE: PHY 2201
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 CONTENTS

 

1.         FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE NERVOURS SYSTEM (1 LH)

 

a)  Sensory (input) systems b)  Motor (Output) systems


c)  Other central Analyzer (brain) functions d)  Environment of the Neuron

2.         GENERAL  SENSATIONS  I:MECHANO  RECEPTIVE  FUNCTIONS  (2

 

LH)

 

i.      Adequate stimulus

 

ii.      Modalities sub-served-Tactile / Kinesthesiology / proprioception. iii.     Sensors

iv.      Afferent systems

 

v.      Impulses in spinal cord and Brainstem vi.      Impulses in the thalamus

vii.     Processing in impulses in the cerebral cortex.

 

3.         GENERAL SENSATIONS II: THERMORECEPTIVE FUNCTIONS (2 LH)

 

i.      Stimulus

 

ii.      Modalities: Coldness / warmth iii.     Sensors

iv.      Impulses in spinal cord and brainstem v.      Impulses in thalamus

vi.      Processing of impulses in cerebral cortex

 

vii.     Impulses in hypothalamus – Role in heat (Temperature) regulation.

 

4.         GENERAL  SENSATIONS  III:  NOCICEPTIVE  (PAIN)  FUNCTIONS  (2

 

LH)

 

i.      Adequate stimulus. ii.      Modalities

iii.     Sensors

 

iv.      Impulses in spinal cord – modification (gate theory)

 

v.      Impulses in brainstem and diencephalons

 

vi.      Processing of impulses by the cerebral cortex.

 

 

 

5.         VISION I: THE EYE BALL AND SURROUNDING STRUCTURES (2 LH)

 

i.      Functional Anatomy of the eyeball

 

ii.      Prot

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