aVLFZ041 Selected Lessons from Physiology

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. MUDr. Markéta Bébarová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Kamil Ďuriš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Jaromír Gumulec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Michal Masařík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Marie Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Zuzana Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Michal Pásek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Tibor Stračina, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Svačinová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mirka Hanousková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. MUDr. Markéta Bébarová, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mirka Hanousková
Supplier department: Department of Physiology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Wed 10:00–11:40 B11/114
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( aVLBI0222p Biology II - lect. || aZLBI0222p Biology II-lect. ) && ( aVLFY0321c Physiology I - practice || aZLFY0321c Physiology I - pract. )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Goal of these lessons is to enlarge students´ knowledge in selected physiological topics with partial overlap to pathophysiology and with elucidation of the clinical use of basic physiological knowledge.
Learning outcomes
Student should be able:
- to discuss aspects of physiological events at various organizational levels (e.g. cell death, circadian rhythm, highest function of the nervous system);
- to consider physiological aspects of some pathologies (e.g. arterial hypertension, ischemic heart disease, inherited arrhythmias);
- to describe study methods of cardiovascular physiology at various organizational levels (e.g. analysis of variability of circulatory parameters, recording of action potentials and ionic currents in cardiac cells, mathematical modelling of cardiac cell function);
- to consider the role of reactive oxygen species, cytoskeleton function and sigma receptors in physiological processes;
  • Glandula pinealis, circadian rhythm; The highest functions of nervous system – psychological and socials aspects; Cellular movement, function of cytoskeleton; Physiology of cell senescence and cell death; Methods of experimental cardiology ; Role of reactive oxygen species in physiological processes; Physiological aspects of major cardiovascular pathologies: arterial hypertension, ischemic heart disease ; Sigma receptors: history, function, clinical consequences; Cardiac action potential and underlying ionic currents: methods, physiology and selected pathologies; Mathematical modelling in physiology; Evaluation of variability of circulatory parameters; Examination´s technique in cardiology
    recommended literature
  • BORON, Walter F. and Emile L. BOULPAEP. Medical physiology. Third edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2017. xii, 1297. ISBN 9781455743773. info
Teaching methods
Teaching in the form of lectures.
Assessment methods
The presence list has to be signed by all participating students at each lecture. To obtain the credits, maximally 3 absences per semester are allowed.
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: 30.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2020, spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (spring 2019, recent)
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