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Jordan University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Medicine - Department of Physiology and Biochemistry


Human Physiology for Dental Students (3 credit hours) – M 123A
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Course Coordinator: Dr. Mukhallad Aljanabi


Department of Physiology & Biochemistry, M2L0
Faculty of Medicine
Jordan University of Science and Technology
mukmoh@just.edu.jo

Semester: Second -2017/2018

Lecture Time: Sun/ Tue/ Thur : 10:30 – 11:30

Lecture Location: NG76 Hall

Instructors:
Dr. Othman Al-Shboul
Dr. Mohammad Al-Qudah
Dr. Ahmed Al-Dwairi
Dr. Mukhallad Aljanbi

Office Hours: To be Arranged by the Instructors

References: Fundamentals of Physiology by L. Sherwood.

Examinations (multiple-choice format):

1. First Exam (30 marks), covering the material 21/1 – 15/2/2018


2. Second Exam (30 marks), covering the material 20/2 – 22/3/2018
3. Final Comprehensive Exam (40 marks), Whole course material: to be announced later
Only students with a valid excuse will be allowed to take a “make-up” exam (an essay
exam) within one week of holding the scheduled exam.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide dental students with the basic
knowledge in cellular and systemic physiology and presents an introduction to
fundamentals of physiological principles required for their further clinical education. The
functions of the nervous, endocrine, digestive, muscle, circulatory, respiratory and urinary
system are discussed. Some important interactions between organ systems, especially those
which may be of significance to the specialized health professional will be covered in this
course.
Week Date Topics Instructor
No.
1 21/1/2018  Course introduction  Dr. Mukhallad
 Homeostatic mechanisms of major functional
systems
 Body fluids (I)

2 28/1  Body fluids (II)  Dr. Mukhallad


 Composition & functions of plasma & plasma
proteins
3 4/2  Structure, production, & function of erythrocytes  Dr. Mukhallad
 Types & functions of leukocytes
 Platelet structure & function
 hemostasis
4 11/2  Dr. Mukhallad
Introduction to the respiratory system; internal & external
respiration
 Respiratory mechanics
 Gas transport & exchange
 Control of respiration
5 18/2  FIRST EXAM  Dept. Staff
 Resting membrane potential and Action potential  Dr. Mohammad
 Synaptic transmission

6 25/2  Muscle contraction  Dr. Mohammad
 Neuromuscular junction

 General organization of the nervous system  Dr. Othman



7 4/3  Function of cerebral cortex & EEG  Dr. Othman
 Function of the cerebellum, brain stem, & cranial
nerves
 Function of spinal cord, spinal reflexes, & the
autonomic nervous system

8 11/3  Introduction to the Endocrine system; Principles of  Dr. Othman


Endocrinology Hypothalamic-pituitary relationship
& Pituitary hormones

9 18/3 Thyroid hormones & adrenal gland


 hormones  Dr. Othman
 Pancreatic hormones
 Hormonal regulation of calcium metabolism

10 25/3  SECOND EXAM Dept. Staff


 Organization of the digestive system; components &  Dr. Ahmed
regulation of the basic processes
 Pancreatic & biliary secretion

11 1/4  Digestion, & absorption
 The heart as a pump  Dr. Ahmed
 Electrical activity of the heart &
Electrocardiography “ECG”
12 8/4  Cardiac output & its control  Dr. Ahmed
 Cardiac cycle
 Blood pressure

13 15/4  Introduction to the urinary system; functions of the


kidneys, nephrons, & basic renal processes  Dr. Ahmed

Glomerular filtration & tubular reabsorption


 Tubular secretion, urine excretion, & plasma
clearance

14 22/4 Revision

15 28th April -  Period of Final Exams  Dept. Staff


12th May