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Titel Human physiology - an overview
Kursnummer 2644
Program 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 3.0
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Datum 2019-01-28 -- 2019-02-08
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte KI is a medical university with research and education in medicine and health. All PhD students have to obtain basic knowledge regarding the human body in health and disease in case they lack basic higher education knowledge in the field of medicine.

The aim of the course is to give PhD students without a medical background a basic overview and introduction to human physiology. The students will gain a basic understanding of how the human organ systems function and interact under normal conditions. The content covered in this course will be useful for further studies where knowledge about human biology is of value.
Kursens lärandemål After completing the course, the student will gain a basic understanding of how the human organ systems function and interact under normal conditions. The content covered in this course will be useful for further studies where knowledge about human biology is of value.

More specifically, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic functions and interactions between organ systems in the human body.
- Demonstrate a critical and scientific approach to literature sources for the different course tasks.
Kursens innehåll - Overview of cellular and integrative physiology - Basic anatomy - Biochemistry and cell biology - Nervous system - Endocrinology - Digestive system - Cardiovascular physiology - Renal physiology - Respiration - Basic immunology
Arbetsformer Different learning methods such as problem based learning, lectures and a hands-on human lab session will be used. Full time during two consecutive weeks.
Obligatoriska moment Examinations and the hands-on human lab are required. Students that are absent during the quiz or the lab must perform a make-up quiz/lab. Students that are absent from the exam or do not obtain a passing grade in the first examination will be offered a second examination.
Examination To pass the course, the student must demonstrate that the learning outcomes have been achieved. Oral and written examinations are used for student assessment.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Recommended literature: Medical Physiology- a cellular molecular approach Boron, Walter F.; Boulpaep, Emile L. Update 2 ed.: Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier, cop, 2012 - xii, 1337 s. ISBN 9780808924494 (international ed) ISBN:9781437717532 LIBRIS-IS: 12505054 This book is very extensive, only parts will be covered in the course. Can be used to look up relevant information. Fysiologi Lundeberg, Thomas; Lännergren, Jan; Ulfendahl, Mats; Westerblad, Håkan. 5., [rev.] uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012 - 354 s. ISBN:978-91-44-07747-5 LIBRIS-ID:13508738 In Swedish. Optional literature: Medical physiology Rhoades, Rodney A.; Tanner, George A. 2. ed.: Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, cop. 2003 - 781 s. ISBN:0-7817-1936-4 LIBRIS-ID:8871240 Color Atlas of Physiology Despopoulos A.; Silbernagl S. 6th [rev.] ed.: Thieme, pp 1-456, 2008 ISBN: 9783135450063 LIBRIS-ID:16371845 (electronic) Physiology Costanzo Linda S. 4th ed.: Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier, pp 1-493, 2010 ISBN:978-1-4160-6216-5 LIBRIS-ID:11768941
Antal studenter 20 - 24
Urval av studenter Selection is based on 1) the date of admission to doctoral education 2) the relevance of the syllabus to the doctoral projects of the applicants.
Övrig information The course is given day-time. A few days are devoted to self-studies and home assignments.
Ytterligare kursledare Co-responsible for the course is Professor Carl Johan Sundberg. Department of Physiology & Pharmacology.
Tidigare omdöme av kursen omdöme
Kursansvarig Jessica Norrbom
Institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi

Jessica.Norrbom@ki.se
Kontaktpersoner Carl J Sundberg
Institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi
0852486886
Carl.J.Sundberg@ki.se

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