aVLFY0422p Physiology II - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
4/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. MUDr. Markéta Bébarová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Xenie Budínská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Marie Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Zuzana Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Michal Pásek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Tibor Stračina, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Aleš Dvořák (assistant)
MUDr. Daniela Charwátová (assistant)
MUDr. Roman Kula (assistant)
MUDr. Martin Macháček (assistant)
Peter Matejovič (assistant)
Ing. Gabriela Řezníčková (assistant)
MUDr. Amir Samadian (assistant)
Mgr. Bc. Jana Svačinová, Ph.D. (assistant)
MUDr. Vojtěch Svízela (assistant)
Šárka Šmardová (assistant)
MUDr. Filip Šustr (assistant)
MUDr. Pavel Tinka (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
aVLFY0321c Physiology I - practice && aVLFY0321s Physiology I - seminar
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
At the end of the course, students will have sufficient theoretical background required for profession of physician. Student should be able to recall principles of human body functions in detail - from a cell level, across particular organs to a complex human organism. Students will be able to explain relationships among chemical, physical and biological factors of living processes. An essential aim is that students acquire critical scientific thinking, ability of independent text analysis and fundamental information selection.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able:
- to describe all physiological functions in human body and eventual consequences of their failure.
  • Skeletal, smooth and heart muscle. Respiratory functions. Pulmonary mechanics. Gas transport. Respiration under various physiological conditions. Regulation of respiration. Functional morphology of the kidney. Clearance. Counter-current system. Regulation of kidney functions. Metabolism of sacharides, lipids and proteins. Energy metabolism. Vitamins, minerals and water in nutrition. GIT - mechanical functions. GIT – secretory functions. GIT - resorption and other functions. Coordination in GIT. Regulation of food intake. Physiology of the heart. Conduction system. Cardiac electrophysiology. Electromechanical coupling. Electrocardiography. Arrhythmias. Cardiac mechanics. Heart cycle. Heart failure. Regulation of blood circulation, blood pressure. Variability of circulatory parameters. Rheology of the blood. Microcirculation. Circulatory failure. Regulation of blood flow. Coronary circulation. Regional circulation (pulmonary, skin, muscle, cerebral, splanchnic, renal, fetal). Circulatory reactions. Thermoregulation. Physiology of exercise. Physiology of adaptation. Kidney in regulation of homeostasis. Physiology of childhood and adolescence, aging.
    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
  • SILBERNAGL, Stefan and Agamemnon DESPOPOULOS. Color atlas of physiology. 6th ed., completely rev. and. New York: Thieme, 2009. xiii, 441. ISBN 9783135450063. info
  • BARRETT, Kim E. Ganong's review of medical physiology. 23rd ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill, 2010. ix, 714. ISBN 9780071270663. info
Teaching methods
Lessons are led in the form of lectures.
Assessment methods
The final examination in Physiology consists of two parts: practical and oral. Successful passing of a practical examination is a condition for admission to the oral examination. During practical examination student randomly chooses one of the methods and practically demonstrates and explains the measured parameters; for the oral examination, 3 questions are randomly chosen via IS MUNI by PC and the student answers them immediately. The practical examination represents 20% and the oral examination 80% of final grade. Students pass the examination at Physiology on condition that they succeed in both abovementioned parts.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 60.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022, spring 2023.
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