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
Thymus 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 blood, 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
fluids, 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 40%
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 College, 1991
6. Handbook of cell and organ culture /Minneapolis : Burgess Pub. Co., 1964
BBS1112
Introduction to Bioinformatics 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
Bioinformatics definition and scope
Applications of bioinformatics
Introduction to molecular biology
Requirements:
2 Weeks, 30 CH
Mode of assessment
Progressive assessment 40%
Written summative examination 40%
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 manager /Aldershot, England : Gower, 1993
5. Language from nine to five : developing business communication skills /New Jersey :
Prentice- Hall , 1985
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FOM 1113 BLOOD AND BODY FLUIDS5 Weeks