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Title Human physiology - an overview
Course number 2644
Programme 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 3.0
Notes Suitable for doctoral students without medical education at university level.

Date 2019-09-23 -- 2019-10-04
Responsible KI department Institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course 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.
Intended learning outcomes 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.
Contents of the course - Overview of cellular and integrative physiology
- Basic anatomy
- Biochemistry and cell biology
- Nervous system
- Endocrinology
- Digestive system
- Cardiovascular physiology
- Renal physiology
- Respiration
- Basic immunology
Teaching and learning activities 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.
Compulsory elements 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.
Literature and other teaching material 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
Number of students 20 - 24
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information The course runs daytime at Karolinska Institutet campus Solna.
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Course responsible Jessica Norrbom
Institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi

Jessica.Norrbom@ki.se
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