The study of normal function of tissues and organs in the human body. One aims at the essential functional aspects of tissues and organs in order to understand underlying mechanisms in pathology, mechanisms of action of drugs and therapeutics. The course establishes a relationship between the concepts and respective application and promotes the use of reasoning to explain mechanisms and functional integration.
Prof. Doutor Carlos Filipe
Weekly - Available soon
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Costanzo, Linda S. - Physiology
Guyton, Arthur C. - Textbook of Medical Physiology
Ganong, William F. - Review of Medical Physiology
Berne, Robert M. and Levy, Mathew N. - Principles of Physiology
Levick, J.R. - An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology
Levitzky, M.G. - Pulmonary Physiology
Lectures (3 per week) and practical (two sessions of two hours per week) using numerical simulators of excitability, cardiovascular and respiratory system, kidney and hormones. The practical sessions include guidance and discussion by tutors.
Throughout the semester the student can accumulate a maximum of 25% of the final score. For that, during the semester five tests are carried out focusing on the contents of the practical classes (scoring 5% each). The final exam (multiple choice test) is scored for 75%. The final result (sum of final exam score with the practical test scores) is converted to scale 0-20. To be approved the student has to add, in the set of practices and final examination ratings, a minimum equivalent to 9.5 on the scale of 0-20. Regardless of the final classification, to be approved in the Curricular Unit of Physiology, students must have passed the final exam.
The procedures for reviewing the quizzes will be in accordance with the current pedagogic regulation.
Biophysics of excitability
Mechanisms underlying muscle contraction
Autonomic Nervous System
Functional aspects of the cardiovascular system
Regulatory aspects in the cardiovascular system
Physical aspects underlying the exchange of gases in the lung
Mechanical determinants of ventilation
Physiology of Exercise and Thermoregulation
Mechanisms underlying respiratory regulation
Hormones and mechanisms underlying the function of the reproductive organs
Physiology of sleep and circadian rhythms
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