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DEPARTEMNT OF PHYSIOLOGY

COLLEGE OF MEDICICNE

KING SAUD UNIVERNSTY

 

 

 

PHYSIOLOGY COURSE CURRICULUM

PCOL 215

(1429/1430H)

 

  

Recommended Textbook:   

Reference Books:

Human mechanism of diseases(gyton)

·        Review of Medical Physiology by                                                       Ganong, 21st edition

 

                                                      

 

 

                  ADVICE TO STUDENTS                 

 

This booklet contains the whole semester program including the course schedule, lecture contents and details of all examinations for the academic year 1429-1430 (2008-2009).  You are advised to keep this booklet always with you for reference.

 

Try to practice the following methodical approach:

 

1-    Read textbooks as shown in the Reference” column of course schedule for each lecture before coming to class.

 

2-    Soon after the class, check for yourself whether you have been able to get the information you need the least.

 

3-    Regularly attend all classes and practicals and regularly assess yourself whether you are running along with the program or lagging behind.

 

4-    You must actively participate in all the activities in the laboratory.

 

5-    You must feel free to contact any of the teaching staff or course organizer, if you have questions or difficulties in the course, or you would like additional information.

 

6-    You are advised not to depend on handouts.

 

  

 

 (A) Lectures  (2 Hours Every Week)

 

Days

Time

Lecture Theatre

Saturday  

10:00 am -12:00

 

 

 

 

(B) Practicals  

 

Days

Time

Venue

Saturday

1:00 am -3:00

Physiology Practical Laboratory

 

 

(D) Examinations  (5 Exams per Semester)

 

 

Name of Exam

 

Marks

Total 100

Day

Date

Week

First Continuous Assessment

 

20

Saturday 

8/4/1430

6

Second Continuous Assessment

 

25

Saturday 

14/5/1430

11

Practical Examination         

10

Saturday

13/6/1430

15

Final Written Examination

40

Will be announced

 

 

(E) Course Contents  (6 Units)

 

S. No.

Unit

Teacher

Lectures

1

Introduction and Cell Physiology

Dr. Laila AL-Ayadhi

2

2

Blood

Dr. Nervana Mustafa

6

3

Autonomic

Dr. Fawzia Al-Roug

2

 

Nerve and Muscle

Dr. Faten Abdul Hadi

4

4

Respiratory System

Dr. Laila Aldoki

4

5

Heart and Circulation

Dr. Mona Sulaiman

6

 

 

 

UNIT –( I )INTRODUCTION AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY

 

TEACHER:  Dr. Laila Al-Ayadhi

 

DATE

TOPIC

WK(1)

3/3/1430

 

 

Orientation of Physiology Department &Introduction:

·         Physiology Course

  • Evaluation

 

 

Cell  physiology

Organelles & Cell membrane

composition& functions

 

 

 

 

Body Fluids

·         Composition

·         Compartments

      *   Dehydration signs 

-Transport across the cell membrane  -transport principles  & mechanisms

  • Diffusion & Osmosis &Carrier-Mediated Transport

 

 

UNIT – II    BLOOD PHYSIOLOGY Dr. Nervana Mustafa

 

DATE

TOPIC

 

WK(2)

10/3/1439

 

 

Composition of the Blood

  • General  functions
  • Red blood cells
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Factors affecting it.
  • Anemia and its Types

 

 

WK(3)

14/3/1430

 

 

 

 

  • WBCs
  • Types & counts
  • Functions
  • Blood groups

ABO System

  • Blood Transfusion Reactions   .     Rh Factor

 

 

Practical(1)

 

RBC / WBC / Hb% & Hct

Clinical Application

 

 


 

WK(4)

24/3/1430

Homeostasis:

Steps

Mechanisms

Abnormalities

 

 

Practical(2)

 

Blood Groups, Bleeding Time, Clotting Time, ESR

 

 

 

 

UNIT.III.Autonomic Nervous System – Dr Fawzia AL-Roug

DATE

TOPIC

REFERENCE

WK(5)

1/4/1430

 

 

Organization of Autonomic Nervous System

  • Autonomic Neurons
  • Visceral Effectors Organs

Somatic and Autonomic Reflexes

 

 

 

Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System

  • Sympathetic Division
  • Parasympathetic Division

 

 

 

Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System

  • Sympathetic Effects
  • Parasympathetic Effects

 

 

 

. Adrenergic and Cholinergic Synaptic Transmission

. Responses to Adrenergic Stimulation

. Responses to Cholinergic Stimulation

. Effect of chemicals on autonomic receptors

 

 

UNIT – IV NERVE AND MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY- Dr Faten Abdu Hadi

WK(6)

8/4/1430

 

 

CAT I

First continuous assessment exam

 

Week 7

15/4/1430

 

Dr Faten

Neurons

  • Structure & function

 

The Membrane Potential

  • Resting Membrane Potential& its ionic basis
  • Action Potentials
  • Definition & ionic bases
  •  

WK(8)

22/4/1439

 

 

Skeletal Muscle

·         Structure& Anatomy

·         Molecular bases of Contraction .Excitation-Contraction Coupling

·          

 

Practical (3)

 

Nerve action potential

 

 

 

UNIT – VI/ HEART  & CIRCULATION : Dr Mona Sulaiman

DAY

TOPIC

 

WK(9)

29/4/1430

·        Histology & anatomy of the heart and circulatory system

·        -Cardiac properties

·        contractility, rhythmicity, conductivity, excitability

 

 

 

Wk (10)

7/5/1430

 

CARDIAC CYCLE:-

 

-phases & pressure changes of cardiac cycle

-events

-cardiac output ( definition& factors affecting)

 

 

WK(11)

14/5/1430

 

 

Second continuous assessment

 

 

 

WK(12)

21/4/1430

  Blood Pressure  & heart sounds

-Definition

-Regulation

-Hypertension

 

 

Practical (4)

 

ECG

 

 

UNIT – V  Respiration. Dr. Laila Aldokhi 

WK (13)

28/5/1430

 

 

Structure & function of the Respiratory System.

Physical Aspects of Ventilation.

Pulmonary volumes& capacities

 Factors affecting gas exchange

 

 

 

Practical 5

 Blood pressure and Hear sounds

 

WK (14)

6//6/1430

 

 

  • Transport of gases
  • Regulation of Breathing

 

 

WK(15)

13/6/1430

 

Practical Exam

 

 

 

WK(16)

5-2-30

Final Exam

 

 

PRACTICALS   SCHEDULE

 

S. No.

Date

Title

Facilitator

1

WK(3)

14/3/1430

 

 

RBCs, WBCs count, Hb%, Haematocrit

Clinical Application

 

Facilitators

2

WK(4)

24/3/1430

 

 

Blood groups, Bleeding time, Clotting time, ESR

 

Facilitators

3

WK(8)

22/4/1430

Action potentials & simple muscle twitch, Effect of Chemicals on Heart

Facilitators

4

WK(12)

21/5/1430

 

 

      E.C.G.

 

Facilitators

5

WK(13)

28/5/1430

Blood pressure & heart sounds

Facilitators

 

WK(15)

13/6/1430

Practical Exam

 

 

Proposed topics for Presentation

     1-Physiologic Anatomy of Autonomic nervous System

2-Autonomic Receptors

3-Effects of Sympathetic Nervous System

4-Effects of Parasympathetic Nervous System

5-Neuromuscular Junction

6-Properties of Cardiac Muscle

7-Regulation of breathing

8-Transport of gases