aZLFY0422c Physiology II - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
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. (seminar tutor)
Peter Matejovič (assistant)
Ing. Gabriela Řezníčková (assistant)
MUDr. Tibor Stračina, Ph.D. (assistant)
MUDr. Vojtěch Svízela (assistant)
Šárka Šmardová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Marie Nováková, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Ing. Gabriela Řezníčková
Supplier department: Department of Physiology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
aZLFY0321c Physiology I - pract. && aZLFY0321s Physiology I - 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
At the end of the course, students should be able to apply practically the methods used for examination of the functions of human organ systems. Students will be capable of interpreting the acquired records with respect to physiological processes taking place in human organisms. Next, the students will derive and calculate other parameters and indices routinely used in clinical practice. Students will be able to evaluate the results acquired both by measurement and by calculation, and to explain possible deviations.
Learning outcomes
Student will:
- have sufficient knowledge of physiology necessary for further studies of dentistry. 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.
- be able to explain relationships among chemical, physical and biological factors of living processes.
  • Evaluation of nutritional state. Evaluation of sensitivity of respiratory centre to hypercapnia. Recruitment and summation in skeletal muscle. Erect posture examination. Estimation of reaction time using computer. Measurement of basic metabolic rate (BMR). Energy output in change of body position. Repay of oxygen debt. Calculation of energy expenditure. Compiling daily diet. Pneumography. Ergometry. Examination of reflexes in man. Recording of Achilles´ tendon reflex. Skin sensation and general physiology of the skin. Cutaneous sense organs. EOG - electrooculography. Vertigo and nystagmus. EEG - electroencephalography. Evoked potencials. Accomodation. Scheiner´s experiment. Visual field and blind spot. Examination of color blindness. Astigmatism. Estimation of visual acuity.
    required literature
  • NOVÁKOVÁ, Marie. Physiology and neuroscience practicals. 1. dotisk 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2017. 149 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6369-3. info
Teaching methods
The course is organized in the form of laboratory practices where students examine each other by given method, and they prepare the report from measured data.
Assessment methods
Credits are given on the basis of full attendance in practices, handling of all laboratory reports and passing the credit test. Knowledge of current topic can be tested (written or oral form).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
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 Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022.
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