aZLFY0321s Physiology I - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. MUDr. Markéta Bébarová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Marie Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Zuzana Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ksenia Budinskaya, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Aleš Dvořák (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Svačinová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Peter Matejovič (assistant)
Ing. Gabriela Řezníčková (assistant)
Šárka Šmardová (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
Wed 14. 9. 17:00–19:30 A20/114, Wed 21. 9. 17:00–19:30 A20/114, Wed 5. 10. 17:00–19:30 A20/114, Wed 12. 10. 17:00–19:30 A20/114, Wed 19. 10. 17:00–19:30 A20/114, Wed 26. 10. 17:00–19:30 A20/114, Wed 2. 11. 17:00–19:30 A20/114, Wed 9. 11. 17:00–19:30 A20/114, Wed 16. 11. 17:00–19:30 A20/114, Wed 7. 12. 17:00–19:30 A20/114
aZLLC011p Med Chem, Dental Mat - lect && aZLBI0222p Biology II-lect. && aZLBF011p Med.Physics and Informat.-lect && aZLAN0222s Anatomy II - sem.
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 general and systemic physiology of man.
- to acquire knowledge necessary for analysis and subsequent interpretation of phenomena taking place on cell, tissue and organ levels as well as on the level of whole human organism.
  • Structural and functional organisation of the body. Metabolism. Water and solutes. Cellular contacts and signalling. Cell membranes. Nervous and muscular activity. Internal environment (homeostasis). Physiology of the heart. Conduction system. Cardiac electrophysiology. Electromechanical coupling. Electrocardiography. Arrhythmias. Cardiac mechanics. Heart cycle. Rheology of the blood. Microcirculation. Regulation of blood circulation, of blood pressure. Variability of circulatory parameters. Heart and circulatory failure. Physiology of blood. Blood clotting. Blood types (groups). Plasma proteins. Regulation of blood flow. Regional circulation (pulmonary, skin, muscle, cerebral, splanchnic, renal, fetal). Circulatory reactions. Immune system.
    required literature
  • BORON, Walter F. and Emile L. BOULPAEP. Medical physiology. Third edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2017. xii, 1297. ISBN 9781455743773. info
  • 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
    recommended literature
  • 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 lectures.
Assessment methods
The course-unit credit is conditioned by full attendance in the seminars and a multiple choice test. The test consists of 10 questions; 50% of correct answers is a condition for passing. In case of regullar attendance of the lectures (2 absences are allowed), there is no duty to write this test.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020, autumn 2021.
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