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Learning Objectives

  • LO1 To introduce the basic concepts of cell biology and biological systems
  • LO2 To impart knowledge on the functioning of various organs and systems
  • LO3 To enable the biological concepts to help in biomedical signal analysis

Course Outcomes

  • CO1 Ability to understand the anatomy, physiology, functions of various organs and disorders
  • CO2 Ability to apply the physiological concepts in modelling biomedical systems
  • CO3 Ability to analyse the functioning of various vital organs and systems

Course Contents

Cell Physiology – Introduction to cell organelles – Bioelectric potentials – Homeostasis – Transport mechanisms. Neuro muscular system – Bone types. Nervous system – Sensory nervous system – Motor nervous system – Brain structure and its functions. Blood and lymph – Functions of blood – Blood groups.

Circulatory system – Functional anatomy of the heart – Conducting system of the heart – Arterial and venous blood pressure. Gastrointestinal system – Gastric secretion – Pancreatic secretion – Renal physiology – Structure of kidney – Respiratory system – Mechanism of breathing – Regulation of respiration – Transport of gases – Hypoxia – Endocrinology – Endocrine glands – Hormones and their functions.


  1. Physiology, 5th Edition, Linda S. Costanzo, Saunders-Elsevier 2009.
  2. Marieb E and Hoehn K, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Tenth Edition, Benjamin Cummings, 2014. 
  3. Guyton A C and Hall J E, Textbook of Medical Physiology, Thirteenth Edition, Elsevier Saunders, 2015.

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