• Course Code: PHYL206
  • Credits: 2
  • Hours Distribution: 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut
  • Course Type: Major Core Courses (MCC)

Course Description

This course covers the following topics: organization of the nervous system; excitable tissues: the nerve (resting membrane potential, action potential, types of nerve fibers, conduction of nerve impulses), the muscle (the types of skeletal muscle fibres, neuromuscular junction, mechanism of muscle contraction);the autonomic nervous system: subdivisions (sympathetic and parasympathetic and their function); the central nervous system: sensory receptors, somatic sensations, reflexes including the stretch reflex, motor function of the nervous system (descending tracts, lesions), cerebellum, vestibular system.