HAP-21303 Integrated Human Physiology


Studiepunten 3.00

Group work4
Course coordinator(s)dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
Lecturer(s)dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
dr. KJ Teerds
Examiner(s)dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
prof. dr. ir. J Keijer

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 have insight in:
- the complex physiological interaction between organ systems;
- the neuro-endocrine regulation of this interaction;
- modulatory effects of the environment;
and to be able to 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, 6th ed. Pearson, 2012.

Verplicht voor: BVGNutrition and HealthBSc1MO