The main objectives  of the course is to provide clear explanation of the basic princples that govern the physiological proceses of the human body and to show how these principles can be applied to the understanding of disease processes.

The course content includes:

What is physiology? The organisation of the body. Homeostasis

The chemical constitution of the body:  Body water, the osmotic pressure of the body fluids, tonicity of solutions and filtration.

Introducing Cells:  The structure and function of the cellular organelles,  Cell division

Introducing Cells:  Epithelia, Energy metabolism in cells

The transport functions of the plasma membrane: The permeability of cell membranes to ions and uncharged molecules The active transport of ions and other molecules across cell membranes

Principle of cell signaling: Cells use diffusible chemical signals for paracrine, endocrine, and synaptic signaling. Chemical signals are detected by specific receptor molecules