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Module Detailed Information for [LSM2231]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 16 Oct 2018 20:00

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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 : 03-12-2018 AM
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
1 LECTURE1,2,3,4,5FRIDAY12001400LT21,

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
1 LABORATORY8,9,10,11,12,13WEDNESDAY14001800S2-03LAB7,
Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].
2 LABORATORY8,9,10,11,12,13WEDNESDAY14001800S1A-03LAB6,
Not Available in Tutorial Balloting yet.
Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].

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