COURSE OBJECTIVES

The purpose of this laboratory course is to give students experience with the scientific investigation of human physiological processes. Students will measure the ways in which the body responds to varying stimuli and observe how those responses contribute to the maintenance of homeostasis. The labs are not only designed to support physiological concepts learned in lecture, but to demonstrate the process of scientific investigation as well.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)

CLO: 1. Discuss principles, theory and methods of testing central nervous system physiology and sensory system physiology
CLO: 2. Perform independently laboratory testing of central nervous system physiology and sensory system physiology.
CLO: 3. Analyze the given data, plot graphs and interpret results.

COURSE CONTENTS


NOTE: Practicals of the subject shall be designed from time to time on the basis of the abovementioned theoretical topics and availability of the facilities e.g. Experimental Physiology includes:

  1. NEURAL CONTROL MECHANISM:
    • Nerve muscle preparation in frog; Effect of Temperature on muscle and Demonstration of spinal reflexes.
  2. SENSORY SYSTEM:
    • Visual activity, far vision, near vision and Field of vision (Perimetry). Hearing and Vestibualr system.