HAP-21303 Integrated Human Physiology


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work6
Course coordinator(s)dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
Lecturer(s)dr. KJ Teerds
dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. J Keijer
dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English

Assumed knowledge on:

HAP-10306 Principles of Human Physiology.

Continuation courses:

HAP-30306 Nutritional Physiology, courses on nutrition and metabolism.


Integrated human physiology builds on Principles of human physiology (HAP-10306). The focus is on interaction and functional integration of the different organs and organ 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.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand the complex physiological interaction between organ systems;
- understand the neuro-endocrine regulation of this interaction;
- understand modulatory effects of the environment;
- relate this integrated physiological response to maintenance of homeostasis and, therefore, health and functioning of the organism.


- lectures;
- practicals;
- group assignment;
- self-study.


- computer exam with 50-70 multiple choice questions (75%);
- group assignment (25%).
The minimum mark for the computer exam is 5.0.


Hand-outs of the lectures, a syllabus of the practicals, the information on Blackboard, additional papers, and several chapters from Silverthorn DU, Human Physiology: an integrated approach, Pearson.

Compulsory for: BVGNutrition and HealthBSc1MO