HAP-21303 Integrated Human Physiology


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Practical intensively supervised8
Course coordinator(s)dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
Lecturer(s)dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
dr. I Palm
dr. YGJ van Helden
prof. dr. ir. J Keijer
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. J Keijer

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English

Assumed knowledge on:

HAP-10306 Principles of Human Physiology

Continuation courses:

Nutritional Physiology, Courses on Nutrition and Metabolism.


Note: This course will start in 2011/2012
Integrated human physiology builds on Principles of human physiology. The focus is on interaction and functional integration of the different organs and organs systems in relation to function of the human body. Specific attention is given to physiological regulation, inter-organ communication (neuro-endocrine systems) and physiological aspects of interaction with the environment. Functional consequences of differences in gender and age are illustrated.

Learning outcomes:

- after this course students have knowledge on:
- terms and principles of human physiology;
- functioning of human organ systems as part of the body;
- regulatory principles of human organ systems.;
- mechanisms of interaction between organ systems;
- modulatory effects of gender, age and environment.


Lectures, practicals, group assignments, self-study (book, articles).


Computer examination.


Handouts of the lectures, a syllabus of the practicals and chapters from: Stanfield CL, Principles of Human Physiology, Fourth Edition (2010). Pearson Benjamin Cummings.

Compulsory for: BVGNutrition and HealthBSc1MO