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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

POSTGRADUATE  PROGRAMMES

•The department also runs various postgraduate courses. These postgraduate studies in the department constitute Programmes leading to Masters and Ph.D degrees

postgradute program directors  Dr. Hayam Jadd  and Dr Aaliah Al Shanwani

MASTERS PROGRAMME

•Our Masters Programme is a 2-year intensive course consisting of 12 taught modules/courses in the first year, and a hands-on laboratory research project in the second year.

•The main goal of the Programme is to help the students acquire new knowledge and experience in basic and clinical physiological research. The students will also receive training in transferable skills which would help prepare them their subsequent careers.

•By the end of the Programme, the students are expected to have acquired sufficient knowledge and basic understanding of the practical skills and techniques applicable to scientific research, as well as critical awareness and understanding of current issues and developments in the field of physiological sciences. These would enable them to pursue their ambitions and careers in one of the following:

•a) Enrolment in a PhD granting Programme

•b) Employment in a research laboratory in academia.

  

•These courses are given certain codes and have certain aims & objectives, which are described below:

•Course Name:      Physiology of the Cardiovascular System (Basic)

•Course Code:       PSL – 501

•Course Duration:  12 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr. Maha Saja

•Aims & Objectives: To help the students to develop basic understanding of the key concepts about the CVS including properties of cardiac muscle and cardiac electrical activity, excitability, conductivity and rhythmicity.

 

•Course Name:  Physiology of the Respiratory System

•Course Code:  PSL – 521

•Course Duration:  7 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr. Aida Korish

•Aims & Objectives:

••  To facilitate student learning of the functions and organization of the respiratory system, as well as mechanisms of breathing.

••  To help students to develop in-depth understanding of lung function in health and disease.

 

•Course Name:  Physiology of Gastrointestinal System

•Course Code:  PSL – 531

•Course Duration:  11 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr. Hayam Gad

•Aims & Objectives:

·To facilitate student learning of the physiologic anatomy of the gastrointestinal wall, the general and specific characteristics of the smooth muscles.

·To help students to understand the normal functions of the gastrointestinal organ systems and causes and pathogenesis of Jaundice.

 

•Course Name:  Blood Physiology (Basic)

•Course Code:  PSL – 551

•Course Duration:  8 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr. Nervana Byomi

•Aims & Objectives: To provide essential facts and concepts of blood physiology, including production and function of blood cells and physiology of haemostasis as well as blood groups and transfusion physiology.

 

•Course Name:  Neurophysiology (Basic)

•Course Code:  PSL – 541

•Course Duration:  10 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr. Salah Ahmed Eltayeb

•Aims & Objectives:

·To facilitate student learning of the basic physiological mechanisms underlying the normal functions of the peripheral and central nervous systems, from applied and practical viewpoints.

·To help students to develop basis understanding of the background of some practical neurophysiological tests such as EEG, EMG, nerve conduction, and evoked potentials (visual, auditory and somatosensory).

 

•Course Name:  Endocrine & Reproductive Physiology

•Course Code:  PSL – 561

•Course Duration:  11 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr.Mohammed Alotaibi

•Aims & Objectives:

·To help students develop an in-depth understanding of endocrinology including the pituitary hormones, mechanisms of biosynthesis and secretion of thyroid and parathyroid hormones, pancreatic hormones (insulin and glucagon), and adrenocorticotropic hormones.

·To help students to develop clear understanding of the male hormones and the female hormones during ovarian and menstrual cycles and physiology of pregnancy, and develop basic understanding of the common clinical diseases/conditions related to endocrine and reproductive systems.

 

•Course Name:  Renal Physiology

•Course Code:  PSL – 571

•Course Duration:  7 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr. Mohammed Mansour

•Aims & Objectives:

·To facilitate student learning of the basic physiologic mechanisms underlying renal functions.

·To develop an in depth understanding on how conditions as pregnancy and diabetes affect renal hemodynamics.

·To understand the role of the kidney in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis, including acid-base balance and have some understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of renal diseases.

•Course Name:  Neurophysiology (Advanced)

•Course Code:  PSL – 542

•Course Duration:  7 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Prof. Faten Zakaria

•Aims & Objectives:

·To help students appreciate how basic neuroscience discoveries can be targeted to and/or applicable to understanding and treating neurodegenerative or neural disorders.

·To help students develop an in depth understanding of some motor system disorders (e.g. Parkinson's disease), regulatory system disorders (e.g. eating disorders) and behavioural and cognitive disorders (e.g. Stroke, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and Autism).

 

•Course Name:  Blood Physiology (Advanced)

•Course Code:  PSL – 552

•Course Duration:  7 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr. Abeer Al-Gomlas

•Aims & Objectives:

·To facilitate student learning of the key physiologic mechanisms underlying blood function.

·To help students to develop an in-depth understanding of some key concepts related to blood physiology such as the role of platelets in atherothrombosis and the von Willebrand factor in hemostasis.

•Course Name:  Physiology of the Cardiovascular System (Advanced)

•Course Code:  PSL – 502

•Course Duration:  7 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr. Hana AL Zamil

•Aims & Objectives:

·To help students develop a solid understanding of the key concepts and issues in cardiovascular physiology.

·To prepare students to carry out research in the field of cardiovascular physiology.

 

•Course Name:  Experimental Physiology

•Course Code:  PSL – 515

•Course Duration:  15 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Dr. Aida Korish

•Aims & Objectives: To provide hands on training in a variety of physiological techniques and methods.

 

•Course Name:  Seminars in Physiology

•Course Code:  PSL – 591

•Course Duration:  15 – weeks

•Coordinator:  Prof. Sultan Ayoub Meo

•Aims & Objectives: To enable students to develop the skills required for interpretation and discussion of scientific data, oral and written communications in science, extending their scientific background and providing constructive criticism to peers.

 

Course Name:  Human Physiology

Course Code:  PSL – 580

Course Duration:  15 – weeks

Coordinator:  Prof. Laila Ayadhi

Aims & Objectives: This curriculum was designed for postgraduate Nursing students to offer the basic knowledge of Human Physiology, which includes functions of Gastrointestinal, Nervous, Renal, Endocrine and Reproductive Systems. This curriculum is planned to be covered in one complete semester.

 

Course Name:  Applied Human Physiology

Course Code:  PSL – 582

Course Duration:  15 – weeks

Coordinator:  Prof. Laila Ayadhi

Aims & Objectives: This curriculum was designed for postgraduate Nursing students to offer the advanced applied knowledge of Human Physiology for different body systems: Gastrointestinal, Nervous, Renal, Endocrine and Reproductive Systems. This curriculum is planned to be covered in one complete semester

 

DOCTORATE (Ph.D.) PROGRAMMES

•Course Code:  PSL – 610

•This curriculum was designed to train postgraduate students in research methodology, discussion, and presentation (Part I).

•Coordinator:  Dr. Khalid Al-Regaie

•Course Code:  PSL – 630

•This curriculum was designed to teach postgraduate students about selected topics in physiology in their speciality.

•Coordinator:  Prof. Syed Shahid Habib

•Course Code:  PSL – 640

•This curriculum was designed to teach postgraduate students about the different laboratory techniques.

•Coordinator:  Prof. Sultan Ayoub Meo

•Course Code:  PSL – 650

•This curriculum was designed to train postgraduate students in research methodology and presentation (Part II).

•Course Code:  PSL – 670

•This curriculum was designed to train postgraduate students in research methodology, data collection and analysis.

•Course Code:  PSL – 680

•This curriculum was designed to train postgraduate students in research methodology, discussion, presentation, data collection and analysis, writing and presentation of the results.

•Course Code:  PSL – 700

•This curriculum was designed to provide postgraduate students with advanced information needed to complete their PhD.

•Course Code:  PSL – 660

•This curriculum was designed to provide postgraduate students with advanced information in physiology needed in their speciality. 

 

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