Courses Catalogue

Selected Topics In Cardiorespiratory Physiology

COURSE CODE: PHY3104
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. Cardio dynamics. (3 LH)

 

i.      Define cardiac output(CO)

 

ii.      Factors affecting CO

 

iii.     Control of Heart rate and Stroke VolumeInfluence of higher centers

 

iv.      Estimation of CO by flick’s principle.

 

v.      Cardiac reflexes.

 

b.   The effects of hormones, drugs, temperature and changes in ion concentration on the heart. (3 LH)


c.   Mechanisms that regulate blood flow through arteries, capillaries and veins. (2

 

LH)

 

d.   The activities of the cardiac, vasomotor and respiratory centre are coordinated to control blood flow through the tissues. (3 LH)

e.   The cardiovascular system responses to the demand of exercise, hemorrhage and shock. (2 LH)

f.   Pulmonary ventilation, lung volumes and capacities, gas laws and spirometry. (2

 

LH)

 

g.   Composition of inspired, alveolar and expired air (2 LH)

 

h.   Diffusion of gases and blood gas tensions (2 LH)

 

i.   Carriage of oxygen by hemoglobin (2 LH)

 

j.   Mechanism and control of respiration (3 LH)

 

k.   Elements of exercise physiology. (2 LH)

 

l.    Cardio-respiratory adjustments under abnormal conditions (deep sea, altitude, space and zero gravity. (2 LH)

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TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

 

a.   Lecture sessions

 

b.  Intensive use of course recommende