1. To get students acquainted with experimental methods, equipment, and setups used in basic physiological measurements including recording and analysis of nerve action potential, heart action, skeletal and smooth muscle activity in animal models, and also spirometry, recording cardiovascular parameters (blood pressure, heart rate, EKG), brain gross potentials (EEG) and sensory perceptions in human subjects.
2. To teach students the basic ethical principles of animal use in research.
3. To make the students to understand and apply principles of laboratory safety.
4. To encourage students to solve the technical problems they may come across when running experiments.
5. To enforce analytical thinking and search for cause-effect relationship when recording and interpreting experimental data.