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Fundamentals of Neurophysiology and Endocrine Physiology (PHYS20070)
Credits 5 Subject Physiology
Level 2 School Medicine
Semester   Information Semester Two Module Coordinator Assoc Professor Albert Smolenski

The structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous system are presented in an integrated fashion. The sensory system of the body is dealt with from peripheral receptor transduction to initial processing of information about the external and internal environments. Other aspects of sensory systems including vision, hearing, and vestibular system are introduced in this module. The organization of movement function is introduced including sensing of body position and movement control at spinal cord and brain levels. The topics of cerebral blood flow and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid are discussed. The autonomic nervous system is described as a model integrated neural system. Students will also be introduced to the structure and function of endocrine glands including the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, endocrine pancreas, male and female reproductive tracts.

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