Class Physiology II

  • Presentation


    Human Physiology integrates a diversified knowledge, from cell biology, to chemistry, biochemistry and functional morphology, being essential to comprehend how the human body normally works. This unit complements the homonymous unit in the previous semester, now focusing the Organs and Systems Physiology and Integrative Physiology as well.

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  • Syllabus


    1. Special Physiology
    1.1 Introduction. Program objectives introduction.
    1.2 Blood physiology - defense, nutrition and repair. Cardiovascular physiology. Circulatory dynamics and Blood Pressure. Control.
    1.3 Respiration. Pulmonary Ventilation. Gas Exchange. Function Control.
    1.4 Renal function. Urine production and volemia. Micturition.
    Hydroelectrolytic composition. Acid-base balance.
    1.5 Gastrointestinal and annex glands¿ physiology. Motility, secretion, digestion and absorption. Function control.

    2. Integrative and Adaptative physiology
    2.1 Homeostasis and microcirculation.
    2.2 Body composaition - Energy management. Hunger, thirst and satiety.
    2.4 Homeothermy. Acute adaptation to Stress.
    2.5 Skin the body "boundaries"
    2.6 Sexes - differences and similitudes beyond sex
    2.7 Growing and maturation. Ageing and senescence

  • Objectives


    The Curricular Unit integrates themes as specific as the ¿physiology of emotions¿, or ¿hunger, thirst and satiety¿, or as broad as ¿physical exercise¿ or ¿ageing¿. Thus, ensuring that functions that really depend upon a normal integrative environment are studied in order to further understand disease mechanisms, but also to define the best pharmacotherapeutic approach.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    the discipline uses multiple active teaching strategies in order to stimulate deductive reasoning; the use of Anatomage virtual human body platforms and various biological signal simulators (Physioex e.g.) is emphasized.

  • References


    VANDER, Arthur, et al (2018), Vander¿s Human physiology: the mechanisms of body function, 15th ed.,
    Boston, McGraw-Hill, , ISBN 978 1 259 08082 1 (disponivel em português)
    GANONG W F., (2019), Medical Physiology, A system¿s Approach, 6 th ed. Lange McGraw- Hill Eds.,
    ISBN 978-1-25900962-4 (disponível em português)
    GUYTON and HALL, (2020), Textbook of medical physiology, Elsevier - Health Sciences Division,
    Philadelphia, USA, ISBN10 0323597122
    BERNE and LEVY (2017), Physiology, 7 th ed., Elsevier - Health Sciences Division, Philadelphia, USA,,
    TRESGUERRES, Jesús, et al. (2011), Fisiologia Humana 4ed., Madrid, McGraw- Hill Interam Eds, ISBN

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