Details of LS4102 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS4102 Physiology Partho Sarothi Ray


  • Basic concepts in physiology: How physics and chemistry determines physiology, emergent properties of molecular assemblies, molecules-cells-tissues-organs-systems, integration of biochemical reactions in physiology

  • Symmetry of human body: Gravity as determining factor of symmetry

  • Homeostasis: Need to maintain steady-state conditions, perturbation, interactions with environment, functioning of organ systems to maintain homeostasis

  • Tissue structure and function: Tissues as building blocks of physiological systems, types and functions of tissues, different organ systems

  • Maintenance of body fluid homeostasis by physical processes: Cardiovascular system

  • Maintenance of body fluid homeostasis by biochemical processes: Functions of blood

  • Maintenance of body fluid homeostasis by combination of physical and biochemical
    processes: Kidneys and excretory system

  • Interaction of body fluid homeostasis with the environment: Respiration and digestion

  • Coordination of physiological functions: endocrine system

  • Reception of external stimuli: Special senses


  1. Author, Textbook of Medical Physiology Edition 12, Elsevier, (2006)

  2. Author, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, Edition 5, Benjamin Cummings (2011)

  3. Debajyoti Das, Biochemistry, Academic Publishers (2011).

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Core
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 7 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective