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Course Desciption

The course gives a broad overview on the basic elements contained in the course. It is designed to build on the basic knowledge of physiology gained by students previously. Physiology of cells , tissues and systems are covered . Special emphases is placed on the function of body systems which are of relevant to technologist in an imaging department.


PHs I 028.


(1) Dean, (Anatomy and Physiology for radiographers) Black well SC. Pub. (2) Green , (Human Physiology) Blackwell Sc. Pub. (3) Guyton, (Medical Physiology)

Course Objectives

To enable students to understand the normal function of the body system and recognize their relevance to the practice of radiography and to appreciate the deviation from normal that can be demonstrated by radiography nuclear medicine and ultrasound.

Topics Covered

Digestive System including : Motor functions of the alimentary tract , nature of food, digestion, absorption, metabolism, nutritional requirements , dietetics. Urinary system including: Function of the kidneys , fluids and electrolytes balance . Reproductive system including : Function of male and female reproductive organs and menstruation and lactation, late menstrual period (LMP) , pregnancy and lactation. Nervous system and endocrine system .

Class/Laboratory Schedule

Tuotorial ,Demonstration.

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