Curriculum | Bachelor of Physiotherapy | PHYSIOLOGY

BACHELOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY -I YEAR
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PHYSIOLOGY

TEACHING HOURS: 280
THEORY-180
PRACTICAL-100
THEORY: 80 MARKS
PRACTICAL: 80 MARKS
TIME: 3 HRS

Note: For Paper setters /Examiners

Paper setter is required to set eight questions from the entire syllabus out of which 5 questions is to be attempted, each carrying 16 marks.

Course Description:
The course is designed to assist the students to acquire knowledge of the normal human Physiology of various body systems and understand the alternation in physiology in disease and practice of Physiotherapy as applicable for each systemic disorder.

Course Objectives
The objective of this course is that after 280 hours of lectures, demonstrations, practicals and clinics the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of elementary human physiology.

 S NO. TOPIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES(At the end of the course the student shall be able to) TEACHING GUIDELINES METHODOLOGY TIME
I Cell structure and function Describe the physiology of cell, tissues, Membranes and glands.  To cover the electron transport, homeostasis,
electric potential, types of cell
Lecture discussion
Explain using charts, models slides, specimen and films
10
Hrs.
II Blood- composition, Describe the physiology of blood as applicable to various component of blood and should be able to carryout various hematological examination. To cover function, Defense mechanism of circulatory system and pathological conditions.
Various blood parameters
Lecture discussion, Explain using charts, models slides, specimen and films. Demonstrate the blood cell count Estimation of Hemoglobin determination of BT & CT, Blood grouping & ESR. W.B.C. count, RBC count & indices of Blood & DLC. 15
Hrs.
III Autonomic nervous system- Describe the physiology of sympathetic & parasympathetic action & reflexes To cover the types and functions Lecture discussion, Explain using charts, models and films.
Demonstrate nerve stimulus, reflex action reflexes.
10
Hrs.
IV Respiratory system- Describe the physiology and mechanism of respiration and control of respiration should-be able to do clinical examination of Respiratory system To cover Functions of respiratory tract, chemical and neural control of respiration, various parameters Lecture discussion, Explain using charts, models and films.
Determination of lung, volume & capacities by spirometery.
Auscultation of breath sounds.
25
Hrs.
V
  1. Cardiovascular system

 

Describe the physiology and functions of Heart and BP regulation & should be able to examine the CVS & record ECG. To cover Physiology of the circulatory system.
Regulation of Blood pressure and associated pathologies.
Lecture discussion.
Explain using, charts films.
Measurement of BP, Pulse, to note effect of exercise.
Circulatory efficiency test.
Auscultation of heart sounds.
20
Hrs.
VI Gastro intestinal system Describe the physiology of digestive system. To cover its components and function. Lecture discussion,
Explain using, charts films
15
Hrs.
VII Nervous system. Describe the physiology of nervous system
Demonstrate reflex action and stimulus.
 To cover Types, functions, classification, reflexes Explain using charts films.
Reflexes superficial & deep demonstration.
Examination of sensory system.
Examination of motor system.
30
Hrs.
VIII Muscle and Nerve Describe the contraction and tone various chemical & mechanical activities taking place in muscles & Nerves To cover types , structure, function, classification Lecture discussion.
Explain using, charts films.
25
Hrs.
IX Genito-urinary System Describe the physiology of male and female reproductive system.
Describe the physiology of excretory system.
To cover Physiology of the reproductive system and excretory system. physiology of micturition. renal function tests, body fluid distribution, volume and regulation, patho physiology of kidney-renal failure, artificial kidney, diuretics. Lecture discussion.
Explain using, charts films.
20
Hrs.
X skin: Describe the physiology of Skin and Sweating To cover Structure, blood circulation, functions, temperature regulation­ Lecture discussion.
Explain using, charts films.
5
Hrs.
XI Environmental and applied Physiology: Describe the effect of Environment on normal physiology.
Describe the effect of physical stimuli and exercise and muscle & nerve.
To cover Altitude, space and underwater physiology.

 

 Lecture discussion.
Explain using, charts films.
5
Hrs.

 PRACTICAL   TEACHING HRS-100
1. Examination of pulse, B.P., Respiratory rate.
2. Reflexes
3. Spirometery to measure various lung capacities & volumes, Respiratory rate, Tidal volume, IRV, IC, ERV, EC, residual volume on Spirometery.
4. Estimate of Haemoglobin, R.B.C., W.B.C., TLC, DLC, ESR count.
5. Blood indices, Blood grouping, Bleeding & Clotting time.

Reference Books:-

  1. Concise medical physiology Dr. S.C. Choudhary
  2. Human physiology Dr. C.C. Chatterjee.
  3. Sam san writes applied physiology handbook -by Cyril a keeleericB.Neil
  4. Best and Taylor’s physiological basic of Medical practice- C.H. Best aetal
  5. Medical physiology Dr. A.C. Gutton. Review of Medical Physiology ­William FooGanong.