Course: Human physiology

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Course title Human physiology
Course code KTV/FYZC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vrchovecká Pavlína, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction to human physiology. Cell. 2. Physiology of body fluids, blood and immune system. 3. Physiology of the heart and blood system. 4. Physiology of respiration. 5. Physiology of digestion and absorption of substances. 6. Metabolism and physiology of nutrition. 7. Physiology of excretion. Thermoregulation. 8. Endocrine system. 9. Muscle physiology. 10. General neurophysiology. 11. Physiology of the central nervous system. 12. Motor system. ANS. Limbic system. 13. Sensory physiology. 14. Integration and association activities of the nervous system. Seminars: 1. Practical exercise (calendar age, body height). 2. Practical exercise (BMI, adipose tissue). 3. Practical exercise (indicators of heart activity, blood pressure). 4. Practical exercise (metabolism). 5. Practical exercise (nutrition, energy). 6. Practical exercise (work energy). 7. Practical exercise (muscle test), credit session.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Demonstration
  • Home preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 25 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the issues of resting human physiology.
Students received special knowledge about operation and function of human body systems.
Knowledge of human anatomy in the range of curriculum ANA1,2.
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Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination, Oral exam, Student's performance analysis

Entrance Requirement - Exam ANA2 Course credit requirements: Participation at the seminars, submitted protocols, particular tests, credit test. Examination requirements: Oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • MERKUNOVÁ, A., OREL, M. Anatomie a fyziologie pro humanitní obory. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing. 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-1521-6.. Grada Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-1521-6.
  • MERKUNOVÁ, A.. Základy funkční somatologie (fyziologie): poznámky k přednáškám.. Hradec Králové: Gaudeamus, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7435-079-5.
  • ROKYTA, R. aj. Fyziologie pro bakalářská studia v medicíně, přírodovědných a tělovýchovných oborech. 2000. 1. vyd. ISBN 80-85866-45-5..
  • VRCHOVECKÁ, P. Fyziologie člověka. Liberec, 2020. ISBN 978-80-7494-513-7.

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