Fundamentals of Physiology I - EB

Ano letivo: 2019-2020
Specification sheet

Specific details
course codecycle os studiesacademic semestercredits ECTSteaching language

Learning goals
-Acquire knowledge on the operating basis of various organs and tissues and their integration into a whole, the human organism.

-Acquire knowledge on the assessment of several functions including muscle, respiratory and cardiocirculatory.
General Physiology. Physiology of Membranes, Nerve and Muscle
Biophysical Features of Circulation and Respiration
Physiology of Cardiovascular System
Physiology of Arterial Smooth Muscle. Endothelial dysfunction
Physiology of the Urinary System. Acid-Base and Hydro-Electrolytic Equilibrium
Physiology of the Respiratory System
Blood cells, Clotting and Immunity

Muscle Physiology: simulation of experiments and review of theoretical and practical concepts Fundamentals of Electrocardiography; ECG implementation and interpretation
Measurement of blood pressure and heart sounds; relationship with the ECG
Methods of evaluation of the endothelial function
Physiology of the urinary system and renal function assessment. Dialysis
Evaluation of respiratory function
Pulmonary functional tests-implementation and interpretation
Anatomy and Histology; Molecular Cell Biology; Biochemistry
Generic skills to reach
. Competence to solve problems;
. Competence in working in interdisciplinary teams;
. Competence in autonomous learning;
. Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice;
. Self-criticism and self-evaluation;
. Competence in analysis and synthesis;
. Competence in oral and written communication;
. Ethical commitment;
. Quality concerns;
. Research skills;
(by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
laboratory classes16
total of teaching hours61

Exam80 %
Other20 %

Bibliography of reference
Human Physiology. The Basis of Medicine. Oxford Core Texts - G. Pocock and C.D. Richards

Berne and Levy Physiology - B.M. Koeppen and B.A. Stanton

Human Physiology: an integrated approach - Dee Unglaub Silverthorn

Fisiologia Básica - Rui Curi e Joaquim Procopio

Artigos Científicos sobre alguns dos temas ministrados: são disponibilizados os artigos mais recentes e relevantes sobre os temas em causa./Scientific papers: are provided the latest and most relevant papers on the addressed topics.
Teaching method
Theoretical classes:
Lectures. The lectures serve to direct the student to the fundamental aspects of human physiology. It is intended that the student understands the functions of different organs and systems and integrate those functions.
Practical classes:
With the practical classes, the student should apply the knowledge acquired in the theoretical lectures. Laboratory classes are conducted in a laboratory equipped with data acquisition and processing systems for physiological signals
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