1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE PHYSIOLOGY III
2. COURSE CODE PAF2017
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF
  • Assoc Prof Dr. Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar
  • Dr. Nor Azila Noh
  • Dr. Norsham Juliana Nordin (coordinator)
  • Dr. Siti Hanum Mohd Ali
  • Dr. Ainul Huda Sulaiman
  • Dr. Marlini Muhamad
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME Basic medical science course
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 1 & 2 / Year 2
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L T P/S O
43 26 14 9

 

L=lecture ;  S=Seminar;   O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

102 + 178 = 280
7. CREDIT VALUE 280/40 = 7.0 (7 credit )
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Physiology I & Physiology II
9. OBJECTIVES By the end of the course, the students are expected to :

  • explain the physiological functions of the various systems of the body.
  • perform basic physiological tests of the body functions.
  • relate the physiological knowledge and concepts in specific conditions.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. explain the concepts and functions of various body systems. (LO1-A3)
  2. interpret basic physiological tests performed.   (LO2-P3)
  3. apply concepts of physiological functions in specific conditions. (LO3-C3, CTPS)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Measurement of basic physiological functions
  • Interpretation of basic physiological measurements
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • Interactive sessions
  • Hands-on sessions
  • Directed-self learning

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative and summative assessment
13. SYNOPSIS This course introduces the students to the basic principles of physiology of gastrointestinal system, renal system, reproductive system, as well as sensory and motor nervous system. This course also covers the integration of the body systems and interactive control mechanisms in maintenance of homeostasis. Students are expected to relate the physiological knowledge and concepts in explaining common pathophysiological problems. Teaching and learning methodologies include lectures, tutorials and practical sessions as well as student-centred learning activities.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lecture, tutorial, practical, seminar, self-learning package, student-directed learning
15. Assessment methods and types
Summative Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage Assessment method
Mid Semester Examination 25% MCQ
End Semester 1 Examination 50% MCQ, MEQ
Mid Semester Examination 25% MCQ
First Professional Examination 70% MCQ, MEQ, OSPE
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic
Topics FACE TO FACE SELF STUDY TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Assessment/ Practical Seminar SLP SDL Self study
INPUT 1 : GASTROINTESTINAL  PHYSIOLOGY
a.   Principles of gastrointestinal (GIT) functions.
b.   Functions of mouth and oesophagusc.   Functions of the stomachd.   Functions of exocrine pancrease.   Functions of small and large intestines

f.    Hepatobiliary system

g.   Clinical correlation class

6 4 2 1 25 38
INPUT 2 : ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY

a.   Hypothalamo-pituitary system

b.  Posterior pituitary hormones

c.   Functions of growth hormone

d.  Functions of thyroid hormones

e.   Functions of adrenocortical hormones

f.   Endocrine functions of pancreas

g.  Calcium metabolism

h.   Clinical correlation class

6 4 2 1 26 39
INPUT 3 : REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY

a.   Functions of the male reproductive system

b.  Female reproductive system, menstrual cycle and hormones

c.   Pregnancy, parturition & lactation

d.  Genetics of the reproductive system

e.   Growth, puberty & aging

4 2 1 13  20
INPUT 4 : RENAL PHYSIOLOGY

a.   Functions of the kidneys and renal blood flow

b.   Glomerular filtration and autoregulation

c.    Tubular transport

d.    Renal plasma clearance

e.    Urine concentrating mechanism

f.     Micturition

g.    Water and electrolyte balance

h.    Acid base balance

i.     Clinical correlation class

8 4 2 26 40
INPUT 5 : SENSORY NERVOUS SYSTEM

a.    Sensory receptors and coding

b.    General somatic sensations

c.    Pain

d.    Vision I & II

e.    Hearing

f.     Vestibular functions

g.    Taste and smell

7 6 4 1 27 44
INPUT 6 : MOTOR NERVOUS SYSTEM
a.    Monosynaptic reflexb.    Polysynaptic and postural reflexesc.    Muscle tone and posture.

d.    Function of corticospinal system.

e.    Function of basal ganglia.

f.     Function of cerebellum.

g.   Integration of motor function and lesions.

h.    Spinal cord transection

8  

4

 

2 26 40
INPUT 7 : HIGHER CORTICAL FUNCTIONS

a.    Learning and memory

b.    Speech, language & behaviour

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

10

INPUT 8 : HYPOTHALAMIC FUNCTIONS AND OTHER FUNCTIONS OF CNS

a.     Functions of hypothalamus and limbic system

b.    Reticular activating system and sleep

c.     Clinical correlation class

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

10

INPUT 9 : EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

a.     Metabolism and physiological changes during exercise

2 4 6
Assessment (9 hrs) and preparation 9 23 32
Total 43 26 15 8 4 2 182 280
19. MAIN References SUPPORTING THE COURSE &ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Guyton A.C. & Hall, J.E. 2010. Textbook of Medical Physiology. 12th Edition. WB Saunders & Co.

2.     Sherwood, L. 2012. Introduction to Human Physiology. 8th Edition. Thomson Brooks/Cole.

3.     Linda S. Costanzo. 2013. Physiology. 5th Edition. WB Saunders Co

4.     Barret KE, Barman SM, Boitano S, Brooks HL. 2010. Ganong’s Review of Medical  Physiology, 23rd Edition.  McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

5.     Widmaier EP, Raff H, Strang KT, 2011. Vander’s Human Physiology – The Mechanisms of Body Function. 12th Edition.   McGraw-Hill. 

20. OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION