Course Description

Knowledge of anatomy and physiology is essential to understand the abnormal condition of a human body (Pathophysiology), drugs used to treat such ailments (Pharmacology) and beneficial way of using such drugs (Pharmacotherapeutics).

Objectives of the course as per PharmD syllabus

A student upon completion of the course in Human Anatomy and Physiology should be able to:

Resource Materials for Human Anatomy and Physiology

Text books

Reference books
Guyton arthur, C. Physiology of human body. Publisher: Holtsaunders.
Chatterjee,C.C. Human physiology. Volume 1&11. Publisher: medical allied agency, Calcutta.
Peter L. Williams, Roger Warwick, Mary Dyson and Lawrence, H.
 Gray’s anatomy. Publisher:Churchill Livingstone, London.

Websites for Basics:

Syllabus for Human Anatomy and Physiology as per PCI
  1. Scope of anatomy and physiology, basic terminologies used in this subject (Description of the body as such planes and terminologies)

  2. Structure of cell – its components and their functions.

  3. Elementary tissues of the human body: epithelial, connective, Muscular and nervous tissues-their sub-types and characteristics

  4. Osseous system - structure, composition and functions of the Skeleton. Classification of joints, Types of movements of joints and disorders of joints (Definitions only)

  5. Haemopoetic System : a) Composition and functions of blood b) Haemopoesis and disorders of blood components (definition of disorder) c) Blood groups d) Clotting factors and mechanism e) Platelets and disorders of coagulation

  6. Lymph a) Lymph and lymphatic system, composition, formation and circulation. b) Spleen: structure and functions, Disorders c) Disorders of lymphatic system (definition only)

  7. Cardiovascular system a) Anatomy and functions of heart b) Blood vessels and circulation (Pulmonary, coronary and systemic circulation) c) Electrocardiogram (ECG) d) Cardiac cycle and heart sounds e) Blood pressure – its maintenance and regulation f) Definition of the following disorders Hypertension, Hypotension, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Myocardial infarction, Congestive heart failure, Cardiac arrhythmias

  8. Respiratory system a) Anatomy of respiratory organs and functions b) Mechanism / physiology of respiration and regulation of respiration c) Transport of respiratory gases d) Respiratory volumes and capacities, and Definition of: Hypoxia, Asphyxia, Dybarism, Oxygen therapy and resuscitation.

  9. Digestive system a) Anatomy and physiology of GIT b) Anatomy and functions of accessory glands of GIT c) Digestion and absorption d) Disorders of GIT (definitions only)

  10. Nervous system a) Definition and classification of nervous system b) Anatomy, physiology and functional areas of cerebrum c) Anatomy and physiology of cerebellum d) Anatomy and physiology of mid brain e) Thalamus, hypothalamus and Basal Ganglia f) Spinal card: Structure & reflexes – mono-poly-planter g) Cranial nerves – names and functions h) ANS – Anatomy & functions of sympathetic & parasympathetic N.S

  11. Urinary system a) Anatomy and physiology of urinary system b) Formation of urine c) Renin Angiotensin system – Juxtaglomerular apparatus - acid base Balance d) Clearance tests and micturition.

  12. Endocrine system a) Pituitary gland b) Adrenal gland c) Thyroid and Parathyroid glands d) Pancreas and gonads

  13. Reproductive system a) Male and female reproductive system b) Their hormones – Physiology of menstruation c) Spermatogenesis & Oogenesis d) Sex determination (genetic basis) e) Pregnancy and maintenance and parturition f) Contraceptive devices

  14. Sense organs:  a) Eye b) Ear c) Skin d) Tongue & Nose

  15. Skeletal muscles a) Histology b) Physiology of Muscle contraction c) Physiological properties of skeletal muscle and their disorders (definitions)

  16. Sports physiology a) Muscles in exercise, Effect of athletic training on muscles and muscle performance, b) Respiration in exercise, CVS in exercise, Body heat in exercise, Body fluids and salts in exercise, c) Drugs and athletics