Course Description

Course Name

Physiology & Neuroscience 2

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

10 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


This course introduces the integrative human physiology and neuroscience underlying the functioning of the human body. The physiology of cells, organs and organ systems and the functioning of neurons and groups of neurons in networks will be covered.
The aims of the course are to provide:
  • an overview of the functions of major organ systems and their operation to maintain homeostasis;
  • an introduction to integrative physiology using examples at the levels of cell physiology, organ physiology and systems physiology from the cardio respiratory, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems;
  • an overview of the structure and function of nervous system;
  • an introduction to the general structure of nerve cells, their connections and how they are arranged to form circuits and pathways that underlie sensory motor and cognitive functions;
  • an introduction to cognitive function and techniques used in cognitive research;
  • an overview of nervous system disorders.

*Course content subject to change