aVLFY0321s Physiology I - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Markéta Bébarová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Xenie Budínská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Kamil Ďuriš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Martin Macháček (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Marie Nováková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Zuzana Nováková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Amir Samadian (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Tibor Stračina, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Daniela Charwátová (assistant)
Peter Matejovič (assistant)
Ing. Gabriela Řezníčková (assistant)
Mgr. Monika Řezníčková (assistant)
Mgr. Bc. Jana Svačinová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Šárka Šmardová (assistant)
MUDr. Filip Šustr (assistant)
MUDr. Mgr. Eva Šustrová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Marie Nováková, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology – Theoretical Departments – Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: MUDr. Zuzana Nováková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Physiology – Theoretical Departments – Faculty of Medicine
aVLBI0222p Medical Biology II - lect. && aVLBF011p Biophysics -lect. && aVLAN0222s Anatomy II s
Knowledge of medical biology and biophysics in the extent of subjects taught at Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
To teach students to understand and interprete various functions of human body.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course, students will be able to understand the terms used in the general and systemic physiology of man. Students will acquire the knowledge necessary for analysis and subsequent interpretation of phenomena taking place on cell, tissue and organ levels as well as on the level of the whole human organism.
  • I. Intercellular contact. Resting membrane potential. Action potential. II. Nerve as an excitable tissue. Glial cells. Synapses. Neuromuscular junction. III. Autonomic nervous system (ANS) – overview. ANS - the roles and divisions. ANS regulation in organs - the principles of regulation. IV. General principles of endocrine physiology. Humoral regulation of mineral and water metabolism. Regulation of glycemia. Humoral regulation of energy production. Endocrine component of the stress response. V. General principles of endocrine physiology - related to reproduction. Cyclic changes in the reproductive system. Pregnancy. Physiology of parturition. Lactation. VI. Circulation and hemostasis. Primary hemostasis and platelets. Hemocoagulation. Regulation of hemostasis. Clinical applications.
    required literature
  • BORON, Walter F. and Emile L. BOULPAEP. Medical physiology. Third edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2017, xii, 1297. ISBN 9781455743773. info
    recommended literature
  • HALL, John E. and Arthur C. GUYTON. Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders/Elsevier, 2011, xix, 1091. ISBN 9781416045748. info
  • BARRETT, Kim E. Ganong's review of medical physiology. 23rd ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill, 2010, ix, 714. ISBN 9780071270663. info
  • SILBERNAGL, Stefan and Agamemnon DESPOPOULOS. Color atlas of physiology. 6th ed., completely rev. and. New York: Thieme, 2009, xiii, 441. ISBN 9783135450063. info
Teaching methods
Tuition is done in the form of a seminar. Students must read the literature of a particular area of physiology in advance and they intensify their knowledge in discussion with the teacher.
Assessment methods
The course-unit credit is conditioned by full attendance and 70% control of preparedness in the seminars (control test at the beginning of seminar - 7 and more points). The knowledge of students from seminar A is evaluated at the beginning of seminar by test focused on key words, definitions and main relationships, which are listed in the schedule of the seminar in advance. The test is performed as on-line ropot in IS MUNI. Students must bring their own electronic device (tablet, mobile phone, notebook) with access to internet. Test consists of 10 questions (single choice) and 7 points have to be reached in order to pass.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Absolvování seminářů je podmínkou k udělění zápočtu.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
A list of all seminary topics is placed on the notice board of the Department of Physiology and in IS MUNI - Study materials - Course-related instructions. Consultations are possible after personal arrangement with the teacher.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020, autumn 2021, autumn 2022, autumn 2023.
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