VLFY0321p Physiology I - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
3/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. MUDr. Markéta Bébarová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Kamil Ďuriš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Marie Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Zuzana Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Michal Pásek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Anna Bartáková (seminar tutor)
Ksenia Budinskaya, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Miriam Nývltová Fišáková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Svačinová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Natálie Čurdová (assistant)
Kateřina Feiková (assistant)
Tomáš Fordinál (assistant)
František Garncarz (assistant)
Peter Matejovič (assistant)
Jan Alexander Mohr (assistant)
Dominika Rieglová (assistant)
Ing. Gabriela Řezníčková (assistant)
Martin Sihlovec (assistant)
MUDr. Tibor Stračina, Ph.D. (assistant)
MUDr. Vojtěch Svízela (assistant)
Šárka Šmardová (assistant)
Petr Tinka (assistant)
Anna Vravcová (assistant)
Branislava Vyoralová (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
Mon 5. 10. to Fri 15. 1. Wed 14:00–14:50 B22/116 aula, Tue 13. 10. to Tue 24. 11. Tue 10:00–11:40 B22/116 aula, Tue 8. 12. to Tue 19. 1. Tue 10:00–11:40 B22/116 aula; and Tue 6. 10. 10:00–11:40 B22/116 aula, Tue 1. 12. 10:00–11:40 N02901, Wed 20. 1. 14:00–14:50 N02901
( VLBI0222p Medical Biology II-lect. || VSBI0222p Biology II-lect. ) && ( VLBF011c Biophysics - pract. && VLBF011p Biophysics-lect. && VLAN0222s 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 also offered to the students of the fields other than those 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. An essential aim is that students acquire critical scientific thinking, ability of independent text analysis and fundamental information selection.
Learning outcomes
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.
  • Introduction to study. Structural and functional organization of the living systems. Internal environment (homeostasis). Physiology of cell membranes. Excitable tissues. Introduction to neuroscience - the regulatory role of nervous system (NS). Cellular base of NS. Synapse and integration of information at the synaptic level. Hierarchy and evolution of NS. Somatosensitivity, viscerosensitivity, proprioception and pain. Olfactory and gustatory systems. Auditory and vestibular systems. Vision. Motor system. Autonomic nervous system. Limbic system. Neocortex. The highest functions of nervous system. General principles of endocrine functions. Hypothalamus. Adenohypophysis. Thyroid gland. Regulation of calcium metabolism. Regulation of endocrine pancreas. Adrenal gland. Stress. Physiology of reproduction. Physiology of pregnancy. Physiology of parturition and lactation. Physiology of blood. Blood clotting. Blood types (groups). Plasma proteins. Immune system.
    required literature
  • Náhradní obsah: BORON, Walter a Emile L. BOULPAEP. Medical Physiology. 3rd edition. Elsevier 2016. ISBN 9781455743773
    recommended literature
  • GANONG, William F. Přehled lékařské fyziologie. 20. vyd. Praha: Galén, 2005. xx, 890. ISBN 8072623117. 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
  • SILBERNAGL, Stefan and Agamemnon DESPOPOULOS. Atlas fyziologie člověka. 6. vyd., zcela přeprac. a r. Praha: Grada, 2004. xiii, 435. ISBN 802470630X. info
Teaching methods
Lessons are led in the form of lectures.
Assessment methods
Students pass to continuing education in next semester without any duty of knowledge checking in this semester.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 45.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019.
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