July 24, 2024

Recording of the basal mass index: Human Anatomy and Physiology Practical

Recording of the basal mass index: Human Anatomy and Physiology Practical


To record basal mass index.


Length measurement tape or height measurement chart and weighing balance.


Basal or Body Mass Index (BMI) is an internationally accepted measure of the weight status of an individual. It is based on the differences in weights according to heights. BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) by the square of their height in metres (m) ie body weight (kg)/height (m). World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified categories as underweight: normal, overweight or obese based upon BMI values. Measurement of BMI is used as one of the diagnostic tests for overweight and obesity.


  1. Select healthy human subjects.
  2. Ask the subject to stand in an upright position with heels against the wall and without Wearing shoes/chappals / any footwear.
  3. Measure the height in metres (1 foot = 0.3048 m; 1 inch = 0.0254 m). 4 Measure the weight in kg of the subject.
  4. Calculate BMI using the following formula:

BMI= Weight (Kg) / Height (m)2

Sl NoBMICategory
218.5-24.9Healthy normal acceptable weight
325.0-29.9Grade 1 overweight
430.0-39.9Grade 2 overweight
5≥40Grade 3 overweight


Sl. NoWeight (kg)Height (m)BMIInterpretation

BP207P Human Anatomy and Physiology II Practical

To study the integumentary and special senses using specimens, models, etc.,
To study the nervous system using specimens, models, etc.,
To study the endocrine system using specimens, models, etc
To demonstrate the general neurological examination
To demonstrate the function of olfactory nerve
To examine the different types of taste.
To demonstrate the visual acuity
To demonstrate the reflex activity
Recording of body temperature
Determination of tidal volume and vital capacity.
Study of digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular systems, urinary and reproductive systems with the help of models, charts and specimens.
Recording of the basal mass index.
Study of family planning devices and pregnancy diagnosis test.
Demonstration of total blood count by cell analyzer
Permanent slides of vital organs and gonads

First Year B Pharm Notes, Syllabus, Books, PDF Subjectwise/Topicwise

F Y B Pharm Sem-IF Y B Pharm Sem-II
BP101T Human Anatomy and Physiology I TheoryBP201T Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Theory
BP102T Pharmaceutical Analysis I TheoryBP202T Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I Theory
BP103T Pharmaceutics I TheoryBP203T Biochemistry – Theory
BP104T Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry TheoryBP204T Pathophysiology – Theory
BP105T Communication skills TheoryBP205T Computer Applications in Pharmacy Theory
BP106RBT Remedial BiologyBP206T Environmental sciences – Theory
BP106RMT Remedial Mathematics TheoryBP207P Human Anatomy and Physiology II Practical
BP107P Human Anatomy and Physiology PracticalBP208P Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I Practical
BP108P Pharmaceutical Analysis I PracticalBP209P Biochemistry Practical
BP109P Pharmaceutics I PracticalBP210P Computer Applications in Pharmacy Practical
BP110P Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry Practical
BP111P Communication skills Practical
BP112RBP Remedial Biology Practical

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