Medical Physiology

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WBBY057-05
Vaknaam Medical Physiology
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b (2b2)

Uitgebreide vaknaam Medical Physiology
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) describe the normal functioning of the human body
2) apply these concepts of normal function in situations in which something is being done to the body (changed environment, illness, accidents, etc.)
3) analyse changes in functioning on the basis of the normal functioning of the body
4) compose a solution for medical problems on the basis of the analysis of the changed functioning
5) describe basic cardiovascular and lung function tests and analyse the results of these
Omschrijving In this course, students will learn about the normal functioning of the human body, by studying the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastro-intestinal, renal physiology, and the role of neurohumoral regulations. Students will also learn about common disturbances in the normal physiology (disease). Students will be challenged to apply the various physiological concepts in interactive lectures and tutorials in medical problems and during exercise. Furthermore, they will study these concepts in various practicals, studying lung function, cardiovascular function, and exercise physiology.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
(LC-30 hrs, S-5 hrs, PRC-8 hrs, Self-study-97 hrs)
Toetsvorm Meerkeuze toets (MC), Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(WE-50%; MC-50%. pass mark for the written exam, the combined results of the essay questions and MC questions, is 5.5. Students only receive their end score, when they have fulfilled the practical test criteria.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. H. van Duinen
Docent(en) Guest lecturer ,dr. T.A. Otter-Drost ,dr. P.M. Schoonen ,dr. H. van Duinen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Practical manual: Exercise tests I (=A) J.H.J. Muntinga
Practical manual: Lung function tests J.H.J. Muntinga
Reader: Interaction between
heart and vessels
J.H.J. Muntinga
Practical manual: Exercise tests II (=B) J.H.J. Muntinga
Practical manual: Cardiovascular
function tests
J.H.J. Muntinga
Lecture Notes: Human Physiology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 5th Ed, 2007 Petersen, O.H. 9780321600615 €  42,00
Reader: Pressure-volume
relationships of the
J.H.J. Muntinga
Physiology 2nd 2019 Robin R. Preston Thad E. Wilson 9781496385826 €  40,00
Entreevoorwaarden Physiology (year 1, semester Ia)

Students from degree programmes other than Biology or old curriculum Life Science & Technology who would like to participate in this course unit need to be available full-time during the course. The course is a three-week block course with a full schedule. It is not possible to follow another course next to this course.

Students from other degree programmes than Biology and/or Life Science & Technology who would like to participate in this course unit are obliged to request admission from the BSc Biology programme team via Failing to follow this entire procedure before the official enrollment deadline results in immediate unenrollment without prior notification.

Students from the Bachelor's degree programmes Biology and old curriculum Life Science & Technology take priority over students from other degree programmes when the course has a maximum capacity.
Opmerkingen Practical attendance is obligatory. Students will receive the opportunity to make up for missed practical tests. If they do not use this opportunity, they will not receive their grade.

Guest lecturers: A. van der Molen, E. Sietsema

Maximum capacity: 110 students
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Biology: major Behaviour and Neurosciences 2 semester II b keuze
BSc Biology: major Biomedical Sciences 2 semester II b keuze