Physiology 2

Course Number 274228

Lecturer: Prof. Zaid Abassi

Academic Credits: 4

Method of Teaching: Lectures, Exercises and Labs

10 hours per week


Course Abstract:


Lecture Topics

  • Ventilation – Perfusion, Gas exchange in tissues
  • Muscle Mechanics, Elastic properties of the lung, Resistance to flow and breathing work
  • Flow Limitation,   Control of breathing
  • Anatomy of the kidney and anatomical-physiological correlation, Juxtaglomerular apparatus
  • Body fluid compartments and their Composition. Single nephron glomerular filtration rate.
  • Single nephron glomerular filtration rate.
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and renal clearance
  • Respiratory Physiology (whole class)
  • Respiratory – Case Studies 2
  • Renal circulation and glomerular hemodynamics, Sodium balance and regulation of extracellular fluid volume
  • Renal tubular function and transport mechanisms along the nephron
  • Potassium homeostasis and renal potassium handling
  • Renal mechanisms of dilution and concentration of the urine.
  • Renal 1
  • Control of body fluid osmolarity and antidiuretic hormone
  • Acid-Base Balance
  • Acid-Base Balance
  • Renal 2
  • PBL – Renal
  • The smooth muscle of the G.I. Tract
  • Swallowing, Saliva secretion, GERD
  • Stomach-roles, motility
  • stomach-secretions, control of function
  • PBL 1- GTI
  • The small intestine-motility secretion
  • The large intestine-roles, motility secretion defecation reflex
  • PBL 2- GTI
  • Digestion and absorption: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Electrolytes and water, Diarrhea