Course: Physiology

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Course title Physiology
Course code FYZ/F
Organizational form of instruction Exercise + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Nečas Jiří, doc. MUDr. CSc.
  • Lenhartová Eva, MUDr. CSc.
Course content
Introduction to the human physiology. Organism and environtment, principles of homeostasis, and mechanism of its maitenance. Biological membranes. Physiology of the blood and its function in the body, immunity. Physiology of the cardiovascular system, and the respiration. Digestion and absorption, metabolism. Physiology of the excretion. Regulation of the body temperature. Glands with internal secretion. Reproduction. Nerve system, autonomous nerve system. Physiology of the sensoric systems with special regards to physiology of the eye.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
Human physiology is a dynamic science studying the functions of normal healthy human organism, and it treats of its development, regulation, and integration.
The aim of the study is obtaining of the basic theoretical and practical knowledge which are necessary for understanding of normal function of the cells, tissues, and organs, such as obtaining of essential information about their control and integration with particular regard to the bachelor education of optometry. Students know fundamental methods of working and procedures in physiological laboratory. Mastering the contents of the course is a prerequisite for further study of preclinical and clinical disciplines.
Students ought to have fundamental biology and medical physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Essay

Sucessfull completion of seminars and practical trainings.
Recommended literature
  • Ganong, W., F. (2005). Přehled lékařské fyziologie. Galén, Praha.
  • Mysliveček, J., Trojan, S. (2008). Fyziolologie do kapsy. Triton, Praha.
  • Rokyta, R. a kol. (2000). Fyziologie. ISV nakladatelství, Praha.
  • Silbernagl, S., Despopoulos, A. (2005). Atlas fyziologie člověka. Grada Avicenum, Praha.
  • Ward J.P.T., Linden R.W.A. (2010). Základy fyziologie. Galén, Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Optometry (2014) Health service 1 Summer