VSFY032 Physiology

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2012
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 23 credit(s). Type of Completion: RZk (examination).
prof. MUDr. Nataša Honzíková, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Miloslav Kukleta, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Marie Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Ing. Jiří Šimurda, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. MUDr. Milena Šimurdová, CSc. (lecturer)
MUDr. Mohamed Al-Kubati, CSc. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Markéta Bébarová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Alena Damborská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Drahoslava Mrázová (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Zuzana Nováková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Michal Pásek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Robert Roman, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Zdeněk Wilhelm, CSc. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Eva Závodná, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Nataša Honzíková, CSc.
Department of Physiology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Supplier department: Department of Physiology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study 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.
  • Structural and functional organisation of the body. Metabolism. Water and solutes. Cellular contacts and signalling. Cell membranes. Nervous and muscular activity. Physiology of the heart. Conduction system. Cardiac electrophysiology. Electromechanical coupling. Electrocardiography. Arrhythmias. Cardiac mechanics. Heart cycle. Physiology of blood. Blood clotting. Regulation of blood circulation, of blood pressure. Coronary circulation. Coronary heart disease. Regional circulation (pulmonary, cerebral). Regional circulation (splanchnic, skin, muscle). Regional circulation (renal, fetal). Variability of circulatory parameters. Heart failure. Internal environment (homeostasis). Examination of cardiovascular system, cardiol. examination techniques. Rheology of the blood. Circulatory failure. Microcirculation. Regulation of blood flow. Arterial hypertension. Blood types (groups). Plasma proteins. Immune system.
    required literature
  • BARRETT, Kim E. Ganong's review of medical physiology. 23rd ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill, 2010. ix, 714. ISBN 9780071270663. info
  • GANONG, William F. Přehled lékařské fyziologie. 20. vyd. Praha: Galén, 2005. xx, 890. ISBN 8072623117. info
    recommended literature
  • SILBERNAGL, Stefan and Agamemnon DESPOPOULOS. Color atlas of physiology. 6th ed., completely rev. and. New York: Thieme, 2009. xiii, 441. ISBN 9783135450063. info
  • SILBERNAGL, Stefan and Agamemnon DESPOPOULOS. Atlas fyziologie člověka. 6. vyd., zcela přeprac. a r. Praha: Grada, 2004. xiii, 435. ISBN 802470630X. 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
  • BRAVENÝ, Pavel. Poznámky k přednáškám z fysiologie. 2., přeprac. vyd. Jinočany: H & H, 1992. 281 s. ISBN 80-85467-60-7. info
  • KITTNAR, Otomar. Lékařská fyziologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2011. 790 s. ISBN 9788024730684. info
  • COSTANZO, Linda S. Physiology. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011. xiii, 314. ISBN 9780781798761. 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
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Kdo umí - umí, kdo neumí - jde na opravný termín.
The course is taught: every week.
Teacher's information
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 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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