MVPH101 : Advanced Physiology 1


Department of Physiology, Biochemistry &Nutrition

Academic Program

Master in Physiology







Recognize and describe the types of electrophysiological events, types of membrane channels and their roles, functional biophysical properties of biological membranes.

understand how blood cells are produced and how they function in normal and pathological situations.

Physiology of the heart including the electrical conduction, contraction and relaxation properties of the cardiac myocytes the role of cardiac myocytes. Basic pathology of the heart as well as the signs and symptoms of heart disease and the basics of cardiac pharmacology. Haemodynamic principles and calculations for estimation of intra-cardiac pressures, pressure gradients and stroke volumes as well as an introduction to left and right ventricular systolic and diastolic function

Intended learning outcomes

1. To provide post-graduate students with a Understand the need to maintain the constancy of the internal environment of the body and the concept of homeostasis.

2. Understand the nature of osmosis, the driving forces that control water movement across membrane and fluid movement across a capillary wall.

3. Acquire deep knowledge and understanding of the physiology of the muscle and nervous system in the context of recent research

4. Comprehensive overview of mammalian blood cellular composition and their function and diseases.

5. Acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of the physiology of the cardiovascular system in normal and pathophysiological conditions

Develop skills in a variety of physiological techniques related to the cardiovascular system