Part of this Programme
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor; Master Degree | Semestral | 4
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
110 | 60
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1.Electrical properties of the tissues
1.1.The ionic bases of the resting membrane potential
1.2.Graded potentials and action potentials
2.Biophysics of the sensory systems
2.1.Structure of the human eye as an optic system
2.2.Physiology of vision
2.3.Waves as forms of energy transmission
2.4.Physiology of earing
3.Elasticity and strength of materials
3.1.Analogy between the deformation properties of the objects and the spring
3.2.Resistance of Materials
4.1.Balance and stability
4.2.Models of levers and calculation of the forces involved in the joints
5.Hydraulics and Hemodynamics
5.1.Mechanics of the cardiac pump
5.2.Hemodynamics ¿ physical and flow properties of blood
5.3.Methodologies of blood pressure measurement
6.Mechanics of ventilation
6.1.Mechanics of ventilation ¿ forces acting on the lung
6.2.Methodologies of measurement of the volumes and capacities of the respiratory system
8.Radiation and radioactivity
To strengthen the application of the basic concepts of physics to life sciences, with a view to deeply understanding the operation and regulation mechanisms of organs and living organisms.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
At the theoretical level the student should acquire the ability to apply the knowledge and methodology of physics in explaining and understanding of the phenomena associated with life sciences. At the theoretical and practical level, the student should get the skills to understand the basic methodologies involved in computer simulation of some physiological processes.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
The final grade, equal to or superior to 9.50 points, is obtained by the weighted average of the classifications of two written frequencies (60%), and other elements of assessment in theoretical and tutored environment, including the classroom (P/TP) performance (40%).
The final grade, equal to or superio
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