15 ECTS credits / 405 hours of work.
|Language of instruction
Finnish and English.
The course unit is held in the autumn semester. The course must be completed during the second year of the Medical School curriculum.
After completion of the course the student:
- knows the principles of the function, regulation, and interrelations of the cells, tissues and organ systems of the healthy human being, as required for independent work as a physician or dentist
- is able to evaluate the knowledge and apply it to clinical problems as basis of diseases (pathophysiology)
- is able to follow and evaluate the development of medical physiology as a science, and maintain and improve knowledge in it both in Finnish and English
- is able to apply knowledge in physiology for acquiring, evaluating and reporting scientific medical and dental information
After reaching the learning aims the student has sufficient knowledge and skills in physiology for studies leading to the degrees of Licentiate of Medicine and Licentiate of Dentistry, and for continuous learning.
The course includes 043057P Physiology, term paper (2 credits), 043054P Physiology I (4 credits), 043058P Physiology group works (2 credits), 043055P Physiology II (3 credits) and 043056P Physiology III (4 credits) covering:
1. Cell physiology
2. Fundamentals of biophysics
3. Physiological functions of the body
4. Clinical chemistry (basics)
5. Physiological regulation and integrative physiology
6. Applied physiology
|Mode of delivery
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Guidance and tutorial, lectures, practicals, term paper, interim and final examinations, independent study.
Second year medical and dental students.
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
The student should have completed the courses of Anatomy and Medical Cell and Developmental Biology (A540141), and Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (A540142).
|Recommended or required reading
- Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology (25th Edition).
- Medical Physiology (Boron W.F., 3rd edition)
- Practicals Textbook
- Lecture notes can be found in the Moodle system.
|Assessment methods and criteria
At the beginning of the course there is an examination on the subject of the practicals, which has to be passed. In addition, each part (Physiology I-III) will have their own exam. The student has to obtain at least half of the maximum points to pass the exam.
Graded 1-5 or fail.
Professor Karl-Heinz Herzig
University lecturer Kari Mäkelä
|Working life cooperation