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Module Detailed Information for [LSM2231]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 30 Mar 2018 04:27

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Module Information
Module Code :
LSM2231 IVLE
Module Title : General Physiology
Module Description : This module deals with “General Physiology” and its theme is “Biological Transducers and Energy Transformation”. This module will start with bioenergetics which stresses on the application of thermodynamics to physiological processes in both animals and plants. Six types of energy will be dealt with, concerning (1) the transformation of light energy to chemical energy by plants, (2) the transformation of chemical energy to chemical potential energy of ions and water across bio-membranes, (3) the transformation of chemical potential energy to electrical energy by plasmalemma with special emphasis on neurons, (4) the transformation of chemical energy to mechanical energy by muscle, and (5) the production and release of heat during energy transformation. Since neurons and muscle tissues require a relatively constant extracellular environment for them to function properly, the important concept of homeostasis will be discussed. Emphasis will be on extracellular fluid volume and composition. In addition, mechanisms involved in the balance of heat gain and heat loss to maintain a constant body temperature will be covered.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : 04-05-2018 PM
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : GCE ‘A’ Level or H2 Biology or equivalent, or LSM1301 or LSM1301X
Preclusion : LSM1104
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 2-0.5-1.5-2-5
Remarks : Nil
* A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week


Lecture Time Table
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom
SL1 LECTUREEVERY WEEKTHURSDAY10001200LT20,

Tutorial Time Table
Attention: The tutorial timetables could be updated from time to time. Students are advised to check regularly for the latest update on the change of tutorial timing.
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom Iteration
B01 LABORATORY There are no lectures for this module. Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].
B02 LABORATORY There are no lectures for this module. Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].
B03 LABORATORY There are no lectures for this module. Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].
SB1 LABORATORYEVERY WEEKTHURSDAY14001800LSLAB1,
Not Available in Tutorial Balloting yet.
SB2 LABORATORYEVERY WEEKTHURSDAY14001800LSLAB6,
Not Available in Tutorial Balloting yet.
T01 TUTORIAL There are no lectures for this module. Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].
T02 TUTORIAL There are no lectures for this module. Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].
T03 TUTORIAL There are no lectures for this module. Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].





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