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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Animal Physiology

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


The course will be an informal journey to ‘know your own body’. It will provoke you to think the following:
  • How our body functions?
  • What it is made up of and what are the organizational hierarchy of your body?
  • How its regular function is disrupted and how the body tries to restore its normal functioning?
  • How the body adjusts itself under extreme physiological situations and how it re-calibrates its functions?

INTENDED AUDIENCE :UG and PG students pursuing biology, biotechnology,zoology and bio-engineering

PREREQUISITES :Biology at standard 10th (Secondary school examination)

INDUSTRY SUPPORT :Biomedical industries



Week 1: IntroductionWeek 2: Skeletal systemWeek 3: Neural systemWeek 4: Neural systemWeek 5: Endocrine systemWeek 6: Blood & heartWeek 7: Lymphatic and respiratory systemWeek 8: Digestive systemWeek 9: Urinary system & fluid-electrolyte balanceWeek 10: Reproductive system and extreme physiologyWeek 11: Will be updated soonWeek 12: Will be updated soon

Taught by

Prof. Mainak Das

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