PHYSIOLOGY II – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 9 lessons in this module as follows: 1. Cellular Physiology • Menbrane transport • Simple passive transport • Facilitated passive transport • Active transport • Transcription, translation and post transcriptional modification • Cellular metabolism • Cellular energy production • Homeostasis • Homeostatic balance • Feedback system • Body temperature • Effect of temperature on enzymes • Adenosine triphosphate • Glycolysis 2. Histophysiology • Physiology of tissue • Epithelial tissue • Connective tissue • Dense connective tissue • Cartlidge • Bone tissue • Bone physiology • Compact bone • Spongy bone • Muscle tissue • Muscle fibre: filament types • Nervous tissue 3. Systems Physiology • Central and peripheral nervous systems • Somatic and autonomic nervous systems • Sensory, motor and integrated systems • General senses • The process of sensation • Special senses • Autonomic nervous system • Autonomic reflexes • Parasympathetic nervous system • Sympathetic nervous system 4. Neurophysiology • Structure of the nervous system • Parts of a neuron • Classification of different neurons • Neuron function • Action potentials • Graded potentials • Synapses: electrical, chemical • Neurotransmitters • Neural circuits • Different functions of the brain • Homeostatic reflex arc • Spinal chord and spinal nerves 5. Endocrinology • Functions of endocrine system • Actions of hormones • Hormone target cells • Anterior pituitary gland hormones • Actions of posterior pituitary • Actions of adrenal gland: cortex and medula • Pancreatic hormones • Thyroid gland • Parathyroid • Adrenal glands • Pancreas • Hormone receptors 6. Cardiovascular Physiology • Heart function • Cardiac cycle • Heart muscle cell contraction • Blood vessels • Blood: regulation, erthrocyte physiology, leucocytes • Hemostasis • Lymphatic system • Blood flow • Gas transport • Arterial alveolar gradient • Oxygen transport • Factors affecting oxygen release by haemoglobin 7. Immunology • Immune system structure • Lymphatic organs and tissues • Types of resistance • Non specific cellular and chemical defences: phagocytes, natural killer cells • The inflammatory response • Specific defence mechanisms • Humoral immunity • Antibodies • Antigens 8. Respiratory Physiology • Respiratory epithelium • The lungs • Airway anatomy • Alveoli • Nasal and oral cavities • Larynx, trachea, bronchial tree • Function of respiratory system • Pulmonary ventilation • Lung volumes and capacity 9. Renal Physiology • Urinary system • Blood and nerve supply • Nephrons • Kidney functions • Remal processes • Glomerular filtration • Electrolyte and Acid base balance • Tubular reabsorption • Tubular secretion • Ureters • Urinary bladder • Urethra • Micturition process Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Science/PHYSIOLOGY-II-BSC111-540.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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