HAP-21303 Integrated Human Physiology

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Studiepunten 3.00

OnderwijstypeContacturen
Lecture20
Practical14
Group work6
Course coordinator(s)dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
Lecturer(s)dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
dr. KJ Teerds
Examiner(s)dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen

Language of instruction:

NL

Mandatory knowledge:

ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety

Assumed knowledge on:

HAP-10306 Principles of Human Physiology.

Continuation courses:

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

Contents:

Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with EZO-10306 Human and Animal Biology 1 and/or HAP-20306 Human and Animal Biology 2.

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.

Activities:

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

Examination:

- computer exam with 50-70 multiple choice questions (75%);
- group assignment (25%).
The minimum pass mark for the computer exam is 5.0.
The minimum average mark to pass the course is 5.5.

Literature:

Hand-outs of the lectures, a syllabus of the practicals, the information in Learning environment@WUR, additional papers, and several chapters from Silverthorn DU, Human Physiology: an integrated approach, Pearson.

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Verplicht voor: BVGNutrition and HealthBSc1MO