Department of Physiology

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Physiology is the study of the functions of the body. It includes general concepts and principles that are basic to the functions of all the body systems. The various courses taught in the Physiology department are therefore geared towards equipping medical students with a thorough knowledge of the normal functions of the body systems. This serves as a basis for subsequent clinical experience during which they study abnormalities in the functions of body systems.

DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide qualitative physiological knowledge of human body systems to pre-clinical medical students.
  2. To stimulate interest of Medical Students in Physiology enough to engender post-graduate studies and thereby a career in Physiology
  3. To train students of Bachelor of Science Degree and post-graduate degree programmes in Human Physiology.
  4. To carry out relevant researches in the biological sciences in collaboration with other researchers in LASUCOM and other institutions.

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES
For the smooth running of the departmental activities and programmes, various committees were set up. These include:

  1. Examination Committee
  2. Conference/Research Committee
  3. Curriculum Committee

Faculty members take part in collaborative research within the College and with colleagues in other related Institutions.
Postgraduate training in Physiology has commenced after due approval by Senate.

Faculty members take part in collaborative research within the College and with colleagues in other related Institutions.
Postgraduate training in Physiology has commenced after due approval by Senate.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION
Instruction to Medical students is given in the form of Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials and Practical sessions in the laboratory.
Seminars/Tutorials are given to smaller groups of students by lecturers while Practicals take place in the laboratory with lecturers and technologists demonstrating and assisting the students.

EVALUATION
Medical students are required to undergo four In-course Assessments in Physiology before they take the First Professional MB;BS Examination.

The assessments are held at the end of each Block of teaching as follows:

Block 1
PYS 201 General Physiology
PYS 202 Body Fluids & Blood
PYS 203 Autonomic Nervous System
PYS 204 Cardiovascular System

Block 2
PYS 205 Respiration
PYS 206 Gastrointestinal System/Nutrition & Metabolism
PYS 207 Renal Physiology

Block 3
PYS 301 Endocrinology
PYS 302 Reproduction

Block 4
PYS 303 Nerve Muscle Physiology
PYS 304 Sensory Nervous System
PYS 305 Motor System
PYS 306 Integrative function of the CNS

1st Professional MB;BS Examination
This examination consists of four parts

  • Part I - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Part II - Essay questions
  • Practical Examination
  • (D) Viva Voce

All four In-course Assessments make up 30% of the 1st Professional Examination while the End-of-Course Examination constitutes 70%.

Candidates are required to have made 75% attendance to be eligible to sit the End-of-Course Examination.

 

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