Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBBY011-05
Vaknaam Physiology
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Physiology
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. Identify and explain anatomy and physiology of multiple major organ systems such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, autonomic and central nervous system, smooth and skeletal muscles, anatomy of kidneys and regulation of blood volume and water balance, mechanisms involved in regulation of blood volume and water balance as well as development and reproduction.
2. Dissect and describe external and internal anatomical structures in male and female rats
3. Dissect and describe the anatomy and physiology of the mammalian heart (sheep)
4. Discuss and explain regulation of heart rate and blood pressure in humans in response to and recovery from exercise and changes in posture
Omschrijving In the course students acquire knowledge on anatomy and physiology of the human body. They learn how information from multiple levels of organization, ranging from molecules to cells, tissues, organs and organ systems and at the level of the whole organism is integrated in order to serve an adaptive behavioural and bodily response to various internal and external demands. In the lectures several items will be addressed like 1) homeostasis and control mechanisms, 2) the autonomic nervous system, 3) the central nervous system, 4) respiration, 5) cardiovascular system, 6) kidneys, blood volume and water balance, 7) muscles, 8) digestive system, 9) regulation of energy balance, 10) endocrine control of growth, stress and metabolism, 11) reproduction and development. The theoretical information in these lectures is completed with components of the tutorial programme of MasteringAandP (Interactive Physiology), available from the website of the publisher of the used textbook Human Physiology (8th ed. by Dee Unglaub Silverthorn). Students gain access to this website by buying the recommended (mandatory)textbook. Furthermore, the theoretical information in the lectures and tutorials is combined and applied in practicals on the anatomy of male and female mammals (rattus norvegicus), the anatomy of the heart (sheep) and in a practical on regulation of own heart rate and blood pressure in which students study the cardiovascular response to and recovery from exercise and postural changes (Biopac).
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(LC-28hr; T-6hrs; PRC-28hr, self-study 80 hrs)
Toetsvorm Meerkeuze toets (MC), Practisch werk (PR)
(MC-82%; PRC-18% (10%+5%+3%). For the final grade of the course the average score of theory (MC exam; 80%) and practicals (20%) needs to be higher than 5.5. For the multiple choice exam students have to score at least a grade of 5.0. The lack of 0.5 points can be compensated by the score on the practicals where also at least a 5.0 has to be obtained.)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. B. Buwalda
Docent(en) dr. B. Buwalda ,dr. B.J. Riedstra ,prof. dr. A.J.W. Scheurink
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Human Physiology; An Integrated Approach (8th ed) 2020 Dee Unglaub Silverthorn ISBN 9781292259741
Practicals manual €  10,00
Entreevoorwaarden No prior knowledge required.

This course unit is only accessible to students enrolled in the Bachelor's programmes Biology or old curriculum Life Science & Technology. Students following other degree programmes cannot follow this course unit and will be unenrolled in Progress.
Opmerkingen All elements of the course are mandatory. If a grade is failing for one of the elements (theory/practicals) no final grade for the course is obtained.
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