Course Title: 
Human Anatomy and Physiology II - Practical
Course Code: 
BP207 P
Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Pharmacy

'Human Anatomy and Physiology II - Practical' is a course offered in the second semester of B. Pharm program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Duration: 4 Hours/Week

Practical physiology is complimentary to the theoretical discussions in physiology. Practicals allow the verification of physiological processes discussed in theory classes through experiments on living tissue, intact animals or normal human beings. This is helpful for developing an insight on the subject.

  1. To study the integumentary and special senses using specimen, models, etc.,
  2. To study the nervous system using specimen, models, etc.,
  3. To study the endocrine system using specimen, models, etc
  4. To demonstrate the general neurological examination
  5. To demonstrate the function of olfactory nerve
  6. To examine the different types of taste.
  7. To demonstrate the visual acuity
  8. To demonstrate the reflex activity
  9. Recording of body temperature
  10. To demonstrate positive and negative feedback mechanism.
  11. Determination of tidal volume and vital capacity.
  12. Study of digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular systems, urinary and reproductive systems with the help of models, charts and specimens.
  13. Recording of basal mass index .
  14. Study of family planning devices and pregnancy diagnosis test.
  15. Demonstration of total blood count by cell analyser
  16. Permanent slides of vital organs and gonads.

Recommended Books (Latest Editions)

  1. Essentials of Medical Physiology by K. Sembulingam and P. Sembulingam. Jaypee brothers medical publishers, New Delhi.
  2. Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness by Kathleen J.W. Wilson, Churchill Livingstone, New York
  3. Physiological basis of Medical Practice-Best and Tailor. Williams & Wilkins Co,Riverview,MI USA
  4. Text book of Medical Physiology- Arthur C,Guyton andJohn.E. Hall. Miamisburg, OH, U.S.A.
  5. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Tortora Grabowski. Palmetto, GA, U.S.A.
  6. Textbook of Human Histology by Inderbir Singh, Jaypee brothers medical publishers, New Delhi.
  7. Textbook of Practical Physiology by C.L. Ghai, Jaypee brothers medical publishers, New Delhi.
  8. Practical workbook of Human Physiology by K. Srinageswari and Rajeev Sharma, Jaypee brother’s medical publishers, New Delhi.

Reference Books:

  1. Physiological basis of Medical Practice-Best and Tailor. Williams & Wilkins Co, Riverview, MI USA
  2. Text book of Medical Physiology- Arthur C, Guyton and John. E. Hall. Miamisburg, OH, U.S.A.
  3. Human Physiology (vol 1 and 2) by Dr. C.C. Chatterrje ,Academic Publishers Kolkata