Class Morfofisiologia II

  • Presentation


    The CU Morphophysiology II is part of the 1st cycle in Physical Education and Sport, scientific area Exact Biological Sciences. Following Morphophysiology I, this CU aims to provide basic and updated knowledge regarding the main issues of Anatomy and Physiology. This knowledge is crucial for success in the CU Exercise Physiology (2nd Semester) and for the knowledge of the physiological, functional and organic changes resulting from the practice of different types of exercise/physical activity.

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  • Syllabus


    Program Content (PC)1. NERVOUS SYSTEM

    1. Neurons and glia cells; nerve communication; neuroplasticity
    2. Central nervous system: General Organization and Protection Barriers
    3. Peripheral nervous system: General organization; Somatic and visceral sensory system; Proprioceptive and autonomous systems; Nerve plexus; Afferent and efferent pathways; Sensory transduction


    1. Homeostatic control and regulation systems
    2. Endocrine, neuroendocrine, paracrine and autocrine hormone signaling
    3. Endocrine, exocrine, and mixed glands
    4.  Plasma concentration of hormones, hormone-receptor interaction and mechanisms of hormonal action
    5. Endocrine organs: characteristics, regulation and hormonal action¿


    1. Kidneys and urinary tract
    2. Morphophysiology of the nephron
    3. Urine formation and humoral control


    1. Main constituents and morphophysiological organization
    2. ¿Innate immune system
    3. Immune system acquired
    4. Immune signaling pathways


  • Objectives


    This CU aims to provide basic and up-to-date knowledge regarding the general principles of Anatomy, Histology and Physiology of different devices and systems.
    Defining the learning objectives (LO), it is intended that students who attend this UC:
    LO1) identify the structure of the apparatus and systems addressed, applying the appropriate terminology;

    LO2) understand, analyze and identify the functioning of the various apparatus and systems;

    LO3) to acquire the fundamental basis for full understanding of subsequent CUs, including Exercise Physiology.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Different teaching methodologies (ME) will be used: Expository lectures (ME1): Resolution of practical cases (ME2), Viewing and discussion of documentaries/videos (ME3), Bibliographic research (ME4), Analysis of scientific papers (ME5) , Feedback information provided by the teacher about the work carried out (ME6).

  • References


    -Brooks, GA., Fahey, TD., & White, TP. (2004). Exercise physiology: Human bioenergetics and its applications (4th ed). McGraw-Hill Education.

    -Farrel, P.; Joyner M.; Caiozzo, V. (2012). ACSM's advanced exercise physiology, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

    -Guyton, AC & Hall, JE (2011). Tratado de Fisiologia Médica. 12th ed. Elsevier

    -Powers, SK., & Howley, ET. (2011). Exercise Physiology. Theory and application to fitness and performance (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education

    -Wilmore, J, & Costill, D. (2015) Physiology of Sport and Exercise. (6th ed) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers


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