Course: Physiology

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Course title Physiology
Course code FYZ/VAB12
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 16
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Nečas Jiří, doc. MUDr. CSc.
  • Bartošíková Lenka, MUDr. PharmDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course of normal medical physiology is designed to students should acquire the fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge of the function the cells, tissues, body organs, and organism as a whole. An integral part of education of the physiology is understanding the complicated relationships between the organism and environment. Physiology is presented to the students through lectures and practical training. Teaching is concentrated into thematic units provideng the information respecting current status of the knowledge of normal functions of all functional systems of the human body (as circulating body fluids system, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, excretory, endocrine, reproductive systems, and the systems of excitable tissue-nerve and muscle), so that the students obtain the coherent sum of knowledge on the functions of the healthy human organism. Special attention is paid to integrative and control role of the central nervous system, endocrine, and immunity system. The goal of the practical training is make the students acquainted with basic examination methods in haematology, to gain basal skills, necessary for investigation of the cardiovascular (the record and analysis of the ECG curve), respiratory apparatus, kidney, CNS (the record and analysis of the EEG curve), sense organs, and finally the students are acquired with the issues of the good, rational diet. This deep and exact knowledge of the medical physiology are necessary for following study other fields of the general medicine.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in physiology aims at providing the student comprehensive knowledge of the normal functions of the organ systems of the body to facilitate an understanding of the physiological basis of health and diseases.
Human physiology is the science of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of humans is good health, their organs, and the cells of which they are composed. The principal level of focus of physiology is at the level of organs and systems.
Successful completion of all practical training and final test.
FYZ/VAA11 and CJA/VA031 and BIO/VAB11 and CJA/VAB41 and LBF/VAA11 and LCH/VAA11 and NAN/VAA13 and SOL/VAB70 and KAR/VAB11 and HIE/VAB11 and LCH/VAB20 and LBF/VAB11 and CJA/VAA41 and BIO/VAA11 and NAN/VAB13

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam

To get a credit, the students must take part in all seminars, all practical training, pass all the tests successfully, be interested in practical topics, use practical methods and put down notes. At the end of 4th semester the students must also pass final assessment (interview). Students are allowed to sit for examination only if they have received credits in winter and summer semesters. The examination includes the computer test and the classic oral exam.
Recommended literature
  • Barrett, K., E., Barman, S. M., Boitano, S., Brooks, H. (2012). Ganong´s Review of Medical Physiology. McGraw-Hill Medical.
  • Bartošíková, L., Luža, J., Nečas, J. (2009). Practical Physiology. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.
  • Guyton, A. C., Hall, J. E. (2006). Textbook of Medical Physiology. Saunders.
  • Hall, J. E. (2010). Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. Saunders.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2) Medical sciences 2 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2014) Medical sciences 2 Summer