Course: Pathophysiology

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Course title Pathophysiology
Course code KME/747
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vosátková Michala, RNDr.
Course content
Content of lectures: 1. Principles of pathophysiology (health, disease, morbidity, mortality, letality, incidence, prevalence, ethics, homeostatis, ...) 2. Blood pathophysiology (haematopoiesis, anemia, ...) 3. Pathophysiology of blood system and lymph 4. Pathophysiology of nervous system and humoral immunity 5. Pathophysiology of digestion and absorption 6. Pathophysiology of respiratory system 7. Pathophysiology of kidney 8. Pathophysiology of liver

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration
  • Preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Aim is to explain malfunctions in basic functions of human organism with accent on their relationship to laboratory diagnostic methods.
Student understands the difference between physiologiacal and pathological state of organism and individual organ systems.
Student has basic knowledge in biochemistry - what is glycogen, glycolysis, polysaccharides. Student is able to describe enzymes that cleavage polysaccharides, properties of amino acids, pH system, acid-base balance, buffer system etc. Student understand the basic properties of human body - levels of blood pressure, location of liver (spleen) in the human body, what the diaphragm separates, the glands of internal secretion, the chambers of the heart, menstrual cycle regulation, the functions of insulin, where is bile produced, etc.
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UCH/036 and KME/742 and KZO/230

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Passing oral exam. Student picks three questions and is evaluated independently from each. Final grade is an average of the three questions.
Recommended literature
  • G. A. Harrison et al.: Human Biology. 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford 1990.
  • J. Vácha: Pathologická fysiologie I., II., III. Masarykova Universita Brno 1993 – 1994.
  • R. F. Schmidt, G. Thews (eds): Physiologie des Menschen. 24. Aufl., Springel Verlag, Berlin 1990.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Clinical Biology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter