Courses Catalogue

Selected Topics In Alimentary Tract And Functionally Associate Organs

COURSE CODE: PHY 3201
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.Structure and innervations of GIT (3 LH)

 

i.      Structure of the gastrointestinal tract ii.      Extrinsic and intrinsic innervations

b.    The regulatory substances in the GIT (3 LH)

 

i.      G.I. Hormones-gastrin, secretin,enkephalines,CCK,paracrines,neurocrines and GIP

 

 

c. GIT motility and secretions (16 LH)

 

i.      Slow waves

 

ii.      Chewing, swallowing and esophageal peristalsis iii.     Clinical correlations of oesophageal motility

iv.      Small intestinal motility v.      Large intestinal motility vi.      Vomiting

vii.     Salivary secretions

 

viii.     Function,composition and formation of saliva ix.     Regulation of saliva production

x.     Gastric secretions

 

xi.     Pathophysiology of gastric secretions xii.     Formation of Pancreatic secretions xiii.     Regulation of pancreatic secretions

xiv.     Bile formation, secretion and Gall bladder function d.   Digestion and absorption (8 LH)

i.      Processes involved in digestion and absorption. ii.      Digestion of Carbohydrates, proteins and lipids

iii.       Absorption and secretion of electrolytes and water iv.          Absorption and secretion of mineral substances

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

 

a.   Lectures, b.   seminars,


c.   tutorials, research

 

d.   fieldwork where applicable.

 

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