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Department of Physiology

Courses

Code

Name

Level

Term

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Lec.

Practical

Total

PSL105

         Physiology I

1

1

3

1

4

75

PSL106

Physiology II

1

1

2

-

2

30

PSL107

Physiology III

1

2

3

1

4

75

PSL108

Physiology IV

1

2

2

-

2

30

PSL205

  Physiology V

2

1

3

1

4

75

PSL206

Physiology VI

2

1

2

-

2

30

PSL207

 Physiology VII

2

2

3

1

4

75

PSL208

  Physiology VIII

2

2

2

-

2

30

Course Description for first level students:

PSL105,106,107,108 Physiology I,II,III,IV

Description:

It aims at enabling the students to be familiar with physiological functions of different body systems & coordination between structure & function. 

Course Contents:

 First Semester Physiology I&II (Codes 105 & 106)):

1.Introduction

2.Blood & immunity

3.Autonomic nervous system

4.Nerve & Muscle

Second Semester Physiology III&IV (Codes 107 & 108 ):

1.Respiratory system

2.Cardiovascular system CVS

Course Description for Second level students:

PSL205,206,207,208 Physiology V,VI,VII,VIII

Description:

It aims at enabling students to be familiar with functions of different body systems & coordination between structure & function.

Course Contents:

First Semester Physiology V&VI (Codes 205 & 206)):

1.Endocrine glands

2.Pysiology of reproduction

3.Digestive system

4.Metabolism

5.Physiology of kidney

Second Semester Physiology VII&VIII (Codes 207 & 208)):

1.Central nervous system

2.Special senses

 Teaching Methods

- Lectures (5 credit)

- Practical sections (1 credit hour)

 -  Seminars and essays.

Attendance Criteria:

The minimal acceptable attendance is 70% in order to sit for the final examination.

Examination Description:

Formative & Summative exams

- Written, case study & oral for assessment of knowledge and understanding

- Practical for assessment of practical skills

- Research for training the student how to get medical information from library and internet websites and how to organize and present knowledge)

Mark Distribution:

 A total of 100 marks equally divided between the two semesters as follows:

30 % Year Activity

40 % Written End-Term Exam

 30% Practical & Oral End-Term Exam

Learning resources:

 Basic Materials:

- Department books available for students, at the faculty bookshop

- Practical books and physiology laboratory.

- Overhead projections, slides and computer presentations used during teaching.

 Suggested materials

      Ganong: text book of medical physiology