Fundamentals of Physiology I

Year
2
Academic year
2020-2021
Code
01003639
Subject Area
Biomedical Sciences
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Compulsory
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

N.A.

Teaching Methods

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

THEORETICAL CLASSES

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.

PRACTICAL CLASSES

Electromiography

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.

Assessment Methods

Evaluation
Exam: 100.0%

Bibliography

- 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.