COURSE CODE: VBP 201
COURSE TITLE: Blood, Cardiovascular, Renal and Respiratory Physiology
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr. Eyitayo Solomon Ajibola, D.V.M, M.Sc.
Office Location: Dept of Veterinary Physiology/ Pharmacology, COLVET, UNAAB
Other Lecturers: Dr. O.E Adeleye
Functions of the respiratory system, mechanism of respiration and gas exchange in the lungs. Properties and regulation of respiratory gases and buffers in the blood. Composition and functions of blood. Production, function and break down of blood cells. Electrical and mechanical function of the heart, Electrocardiogram and Arrhythmias. Hemodynamics, , Coronary circulation, Cerebral ciculation and Splanchnic circulation. The role of the kidney in water and electrolyte homeostasis. Glomerular and tubular function. Kidney function assessment, micturition reflex and diuretics.