Curricular Unit:Code:
General Physiology841FGER
2MasterDentistry5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
General physiology is a unit whose subject of study is the way in which the different organs and systems that constitute the organism interact in order to maintain the corporal homeostasis. The main purpose of this course is that the information transmitted in the classroom helps the student to acquire knowledge, which enables him to have a functional and integrated vision of the human body.
1. Nervous system
2. Cardiovascular System
3. Respiratory System
4. Digestive System
5. Urinary System
6. Reproductive System.
7. Endocrine System.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The students should recognize the basic concepts of the anatomy and function of the human physiology: organs and systems. They should, progressively, be able to describe the concepts and structure of each system and how they behave to maintain organic homeostasis. They should understand the variety of the physiological responses to daily aggressions and should point simple pathologies. In parallel with the global presentation of the concepts, and, from a practical point of view they should learn the basic physiology techniques to evaluate the integrity and regulation of each system pointing its several alterations to normal functioning.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Exposure, in a descriptive and integrated manner, of the concepts, theories and mechanisms underlying in the theoretical program of discipline, in line with the adopted bibliography In the practical classes it will be used an Experimental Software of virtual Physiology that intends to simulate experiments providing the students with the skills and ability to consolidate the theoric knowledge. The approval to the theoretical component will be certified by the completion of two written tests, whose average grade will have to be at least 10 points and will have a weighting of 80% of the final mark of the course unit. The approval to the practical laboratory component will be certified by the completion of two written tests to be held during the practical classes. The minimum classification for approval will be 10 points and will have a weighting of 20% in the final mark of the curricular unit.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Theoretical component aims the acquisition of general and specific technical scientific knowledge of this syllabus, good level of written communication and a good ability to relate concepts. The student and the teacher will discuss the information exposed in the main text book, and the transmitted concepts; short questions will evaluate if the student is making progresses and also the tests will evaluate its performance. In the practical component the objective is to improve the understanding and deepen the technical and scientific knowledge of the student on specific topics of the program as well as improve the operability, either in the organization/execution of the work or laboratory reasoning.
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2. Fox SI (2018) Human Physiology. 15th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
3. Guyton AC; Hall JE (2011) Textbook of Medical Physiology. 12th Ed. London: Elsevier.
4. Stanton BA e Koeppen BM (2017) Berne and Levy Physiology 7th Ed Elsevier
5. Zao P, Stabler T, ,Smith L, Lokuta A, Griff E (2013) PhysioEx 9.1 for Human Physiology: Laboratory Simulations in Physiology. Pearson Benjamin Cummings.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Alberto Correia (
Henrique Silva (
Rita Castro (