FOM 1113 BLOOD AND BODY FLUIDS5 Weeksx

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FOM 1113
BLOOD AND BODY FLUIDS

5 Weeks

Course description

This course covers the
composition

and function of blood and other body fluids.
It also brings
out the major diagnostic and therapeutic procedures carried out on body fluids. The course
involves tutorials, lectures, seminars and practical sessions.

Course Objectives

To describe the anatomy, functional organization and characteristics

of the haemopoietic
system and blood and body fluids

Explain the formation and functions of blood constituents and body fluids

To describe how haematological tests are performed and interpret the findings

To describe the blood groups and illustrate their
relevance in blood transfusion

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course students will be able to describe the
composition and function of blood
and other body fluids.



Content outline

Embryology
;

Blood
,
Lymphatics
,
Bone Marrow
,
Spleen and liver

Thymu
s and other body fluids such as pleural, Peritoneal, pericardial, CSF synovial and Occular
fluids
.

Histology
;
Types of cells
,
Morphology
,
Histology of the lymphoid organs


Spleen, Liver,
Thymus, Lymph node, Lymphoid tissues


Physiology
;
Composition of bl
ood
,
Functions of blood and other body fluids and their volumes
,
Haemopoesis, life span, regulations and degradation
,
Haemostasis and blood coagulation
,
Blood
grouping, typing and blood transfusion
,
Formation, function, regulation and degradation of body
f
luids
,
Haematological tests, Hb estimation etc


Biochemistry of blood and body fluids
;
Structure and functions of Haemoglobin, Myglobin,
Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid
,
Functions of other plasma proteins

Immunoglobulins and complement
,
Structure and functions of the general protein, lipids and lipo
proteins
,
Blood gases
,
Extracellular and Intracellular fluid compartments
,
Osmolarity and
membrane transport

Requirements
:

5 Weeks, 75 CH

Mode of assessment

Progressive assessment 40%

Written summative examination
4
0%

Practical examination 20%


Course coordinator


Dr. Josephine Kasolo MBChB
, MSc (MUK)


Reading materials

1.
Color atlas of
histology
/
Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , 2000

2.
Wheater's functional histology:
a

text and color

atlas/
New York : Churchill Livingstone , 2000

3.
Harper's
biochemistry
/
New York: McGraw
-
hill , 2000

4.
Textbook of
biochemistry

with
clinical

correlations /
New York: Wiley
-
Liss ,
1997.

5.
Cell

structure &
function

: an integrated approach /
Philadelphia, Saunders Colle
ge, 1991

6.
Handbook of cell and organ
culture

/
Minneapolis : Burgess Pub. Co., 1964




BBS1
112

Introduction to Bioinfo
rmatics

2 weeks


Course description

This course covers the
application of modern information system to molecular biology and
biomedical science.. The course involves tutorials, lectures, seminars and practical sessions.

Course Objectives

To describe the
principles of bioinformatics.

Explain the
applications of bioinfromatics.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course students will be able to
apply computer based information systems to
molecular biology and other biomedical sciences.



Content outline

Bi
oinformatics definition and scope

Applications of bioinformatics


Introduction to molecular biology

Requirements
:

2

Weeks,
30

CH

Mode of assessment

Progressive assessment 40%

Written summative examination
4
0%

Practical examination 20%


Course coordinator


Dr. Kateete BVM
, MSc

Reading Materials

1
.
Electronic networking in Africa : advancing science and
technology

communication networks
in Africa /
Washington : American Association for the Advancement of Science, c1992, 1993

2.

Peter Norton's introduction to
computers

/
New York : Glencoe McGraw
-
Hill , 1996

3.
Dictionary of information
technology /
New Delhi : Universal Book Stall, rep.1994

4.
Management

skills

for the information manag
er /
Aldershot, England : Gower, 1993

5.
Language from nine to five : developing
business communication skills /
New Jersey :
Prentice
-

Hall , 1985