August 7, 2024

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

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

### Aim:

To record basal mass index.

### Requirements:

Length measurement tape or height measurement chart and weighing balance.

### Principle:

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.

### Procedure:

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

### Observation

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