Fundamentals of Physiology II

Year
2
Academic year
2020-2021
Code
01003683
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

1) Teacher-centered methods: expositive and demonstrative.
2) student-centered and interactive methods: computer-aided learning.
3) methods based on experience: computer simulation of experiments; execution of manoeuvres and evaluation techniques of a given human body function and interpretation of results (Biopac Student Lab).

Learning Outcomes

- Acquire knowledge on the operating basis of various organs and tissues and their integration into a whole, the human organism.
- Acquire knowledge about nervous system electrophysiology and electroencephalography, and also on the evaluation of renal function and the measurement of hormones concentration.
- Develop the ability to produce synthesis monographs and to present them (orally and written)

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

THEORETICAL
Nervous Ssystem Physiology
Physiology of Hearing and Balance, Smell and Taste and Vision
Ageing and Dementia: Physiologic and Biochemical changes
Hearing Biophysics
Diagnostic Techniques in Otolaryngology
Physical Exercise and Body Temperature Regulation
Physiology of Endocrine System
Physiology of Reproductive System
Physiology of Gastrointestinal System
Physiology of Adipose Tissue
Regulation of Food Intake and Energy Expenditure

PRACTICES
Electroencephalography
Skin Electrical Activity of Skin
Reflex Assessment
Exercise: Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems. Temperature and Metabolism Regulation
Determination of Blood Glucose, Glycated Haemoglobin, Cholesterol and Triglycerides. ELISA Techniques,
Western Blotting and Spectrophotometry
Gastrointestinal Manometry and pH Metry
Digestive System: Endoscopy and Ultrasound

SEMINAR
Diabetes Mellitus: Pathogenesis, Chronic Complications and Therapeutic Strategies

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.