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Selected Topics In Blood And Body Fluids

COURSE CODE: PHY3102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PREREQUISITE COURSE: PHY 1202 and IMM 2201 in this programme

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION:

 

This course aims to:

 

Give the students a wider understanding of the new advances in cellular elements/components of blood, body fluid electrolytes and their role in homeostasis and provide them with insight knowledge of the functions of the blood and body fluid. To equip the students with the in-depth understanding of the recent advances in blood and body fluid and how they vary in health and disease

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This is a theoretical course that is delivered mainly through seminars and discussion lectures where students will have an in depth understanding of the blood and other body fluids in the health and disease.

COURSE AIMS

 

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

 

a.   Describe the body fluid compartments and its regulation. b.   Techniques for quantifying various body fluid volumes

c.   Explain the normal hematological values, physiological variations and its regulation.

d.   Describe advanced techniques for measuring hematological values e.   Explain hemoglobin genotypes determination and its clinical

importance.

 

f.   Explain hemostatic mechanism( coagulation and fibrinolytic system)

 

g.   Explain the role of  blood in the defence ( immunity)


h.   Physiological basis of  blood transfusion.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

At the end of the course the student should be able to;

 

a.   Explain advanced and current methods for measuring hematological indices

b.   Discuss the clinical importance of haemoglobin genotypes

 

c.   Explain normal haemostatic mechanis


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