BOFY0121p Physiology I - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ksenia Budinskaya, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Hana Holcová Polanská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Zuzana Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Svačinová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Gabriela Řezníčková (assistant)
MUDr. Vojtěch Svízela (assistant)
Šárka Šmardová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, 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
Knowledge of human biology, chemistry and physics in the extent of the corresponding subject taught at High school (secondary grammar school).
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
there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The goal of Physiology is to explain how the human organism works, from molecular interactions to organ systems and their regulation.
Learning outcomes
At the succesfully end of the course Physiology - at the level of its study field, the student will be able to ;
describe basic functions of the human body - from cells, individual tissues, organs, systems and organism as a whole ;
explain the basic types of regulation in the human organism ;
determine the basic numerical parameters of a healthy adult human;
to apply basic physiological principles to the clinical problems of their study field
  • Introduce to Physiology, the cell (membranous structure of the cell, organelles, morphology and function), transport of substrates through the cell, membrane potentials, resting membrane potential, and action potential;
  • Morphology and function of spinal cord, medulla oblongata, cerebellum, basal ganglia, cortex. The highest function of nervous system, learning, memory, sleeping. Physiology of the sensory system;
  • Respiration (mechanics of pulmonary ventilation, pulmonary volumes and capacities, transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and body fluids). Regulation of respiration. Hypoxia;
  • Blood cells, immunity, blood clothing;
  • Gastrointestinal system - morphology and function (mechanic and secretory), coordination, metabolism of substrates. Nutrition in man.
    required literature
  • WARD, Jeremy P. T. and R. W. A. LINDEN. Základy fyziologie. První české vydání. Praha: Galén, 2010. 164 stran. ISBN 9788072626670. info
    recommended literature
  • MOUREK, Jindřich. Fyziologie : učebnice pro studenty zdravotnických oborů. 2., dopl. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2012. 222 s. ISBN 9788024739182. info
  • ROKYTA, Richard. Fyziologie : pro bakalářská studia v medicíně, ošetřovatelství, přírodovědných, pedagogických a tělovýchovných oborech. 2., přeprac. vyd. Praha: ISV nakladatelství, 2008. 426 s. ISBN 808664247X. info
  • WILHELM, Zdeněk, Pavel BRAVENÝ, Bohumil FIŠER, Nataša HONZÍKOVÁ, Miloslav KUKLETA, Marie NOVÁKOVÁ, Zuzana NOVÁKOVÁ, Milena ŠIMURDOVÁ and Yveta ŠTOURAČOVÁ. Stručný přehled fyziologie člověka pro bakalářské studijní programy (Medical Physiology - overview for bachelor study). 4th ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010. 117 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5283-3. info
  • SILBERNAGL, Stefan and Agamemnon DESPOPOULOS. Atlas fyziologie člověka. 6. vyd., zcela přeprac. a r. Praha: Grada, 2004. xiii, 435. ISBN 802470630X. info
  • SILBERNAGL, Stefan and Florian LANG. Atlas patofyziologie. 2., české vyd. Praha: Grada, 2012. x, 406. ISBN 9788024735559. info
Teaching methods
Lessons are led in the form of lectures.
Assessment methods
Credits are given on the basis of written multiple-choice test which consists of 20 questions evaluated by 20 points - students successfully pass the test if they reach at least 12 points.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
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: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information - odkaz výuka
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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