Full course description
Mathematics is seen as the father of science, Physiology is the mother. Physiology attempts to explain the physical and chemical factors that are responsible for the origin, development, and progression of life. Human physiology investigates the mechanisms of the human body making it a living being (Guyton). In the healthy human body it is of the utmost importance that the working conditions for all cells are kept “constant”. In this respect it is noteworthy that essentially all organs and cells of the human body perform functions that help to maintain this constant nature or homeostasis by using feed-back mechanisms. We will begin by discussing the physiology of the cell, and the function of the cell membrane. Continuing, we will discuss cardiovascular physiology, respiratory, fluid and salt balance, followed by the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system and ending with gastrointestinal physiology, control and feedback. At the end of the course it has become clear to the student that all organ systems in the body maintain homeostasis by a joined effort.
- To acquaint students with the different mechanisms for homeostatic control.
- To Provide insight in:
- Human cellular organization
- Functional organization of the body
- Membrane Physiology
- Cardio-vascular function
- Skeletal and muscle function
- Pulmonary ventilation and regulation
- Kidney function
- Fluid and electrolyte balance
- Gastrointestinal fluid resorption and control
- Neuronal-endocrine regulation
VSC1101 Introduction to Biology
Multiple sources provided by UM/UCV libraries including textbooks on: Physiology, Biochemistry, Physics, Pathology, Internal Medicine, etc. The use of on-line Study-Tools in Access Medicine (access provided by UB).