Human Physiology

Faculteit University College Groningen
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode UCGSC206
Vaknaam Human Physiology
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Human Physiology
Leerdoelen The student knows and understands the basic terms from the physiology, regarding cell function, neurohumoral regulations, cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, renal physiology, and the physiology of the gastro-intestinal tract.

The student has knowledge and abilities to perform and analyse the results from common research methods in cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, and exercise physiology.
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. H. van Duinen
Docent(en) dr. T.A. Otter-Drost ,dr. P.M. Schoonen ,dr. H. van Duinen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Human Anatomy & Physiology, tenth (or eleventh) edition (Global edition) Marieb, Hoehn (online) 9781292096971 ca. €  70,00
Entreevoorwaarden To participate in this course it is required to have sufficient knowledge of the matter belonging to the 1st year course Human Anatomy and Histology (UCGHL106)
Opmerkingen Regarding literature: The online version costs about $70, but a paperback version costs around$200; however, the same book can be used for anatomy (block 4 in year 1). In addition to the book, there will be two readers on Nestor and we will also use the book Guyton's Medical Physiology, which is online accessible via the medical library.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Health and Life Sciences - semester I a verplicht
Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Year 2) - semester I a keuze