Human Physiology

Faculteit University College Groningen
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode UCG2SC01
Vaknaam Human Physiology
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Human Physiology
Leerdoelen Understand the functions of the human organ systems and explain their mechanism of action.
Predict the interrelations and explain the integrated responses of the organ systems of the body to physiological and pathological changes.
Analyse experimentally physiological parameters in the physiology lab and relate the acquired data to health and disease.
Differentiate between selected clinical cases, such as heart arrythmias, lung and kidneys disorders and metabolic disease.
Omschrijving In this course the following topics will be discussed:
- the cell as the smallest functional unit of living organisms
- the importance of membrane properties for cell function
- the electrolyte balance in different fluid parts of the human body
- homeostasis of the internal environment
- breathing: ventilation, diffusion, gas transport, and cellular respiration
- the mechanics of ventilation
- the effort of breathing- membrane potentials
- synaptic transmission
- the organisation of the nervous system
- the autonomic nervous system
- the electrical properties of the heart
- the mechanic properties of the heart
- the circulation
- the interaction between heart and vessels
- kidney function: glomerular filtration, reabsorption, secretion and excretion
- the acid-base balance
- physiology of the gastro-intestinal tract: digestion (mechanical and chemical), motility, secretion and absorption
These topics will be discussed in lectures, study groups, and several practicals.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Lecture, Practical, Study Group, Tutorial
Toetsvorm Assignments, Participation, Practical, Written Exam Essay and MC Questions
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. P.M. Schoonen
Docent(en) dr. P.M. Schoonen , E. Sietsema
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Human Anatomy & Physiology, twelfth (or tenth/eleventh) edition (Global edition) Marieb, Hoehn (online) 9781292096971 ca. €  55,00
Entreevoorwaarden To participate in this course it is required to have sufficient knowledge of the matter belonging to the 1st year courses The Living Cell I (UCG1SC04) and Human Anatomy and Histology (UCGHL106)
Opmerkingen The same book can be used for anatomy (block 4 in year 1). In addition to the book, we will also use the book Guyton's Medical Physiology, which is freely accessible online via the medical library.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Year 2) - semester I a keuze