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Title Human Physiology - distance course
Course number 5253
Programme 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 3.0
Notes Suitable for doctoral students without medical education at university level.

Date 2021-04-19 -- 2021-04-30
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 and can hopefully add value to the PhD project and beyond.
Intended learning outcomes After completing the course, the student will have gained a basic understanding of how the human organ systems function and interact under normal conditions.

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 The course will cover the following areas within human physiology:
- 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 The course is given as a distance course on the course platform used at KI and through online seminars and lectures.
For each area there will be recorded lectures, study questions, quizzes and live occasions.
There will also be asynchronous group discussions and seminars.
Compulsory elements The students need to participate in group discussions and send in seminar assignments during the course.
If absent or if assignments are not sent in, a new deadline will be issued.
Examination The learning outcomes are examined with a project presentation and a written online test.
Students that are absent from the examinations or do not obtain a passing grade in the first examination will be offered a second examination.
Literature and other teaching material Recommended literature:

Medical Physiology
Boron, Walter F.; Boulpaep, Emile L.
Update 3 ed.: Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier, cop, 2016 - xii
ISBN: 9780323427968
This book is very extensive, only parts will be covered in the course. Can be used to look up relevant information.

Aldskogius, Håkan; Rydqvist, Bo Den friska människan : anatomi och fysiologi. Första upplagan : Stockholm : Liber, [2018] - 476 sidor ISBN:9789147105694 LIBRIS-ID:21774685
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 15 - 20
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) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information The course will be given through Zoom and Canvas, with both live occasions and own studies in between.
Additional course leader
Latest course evaluation Not available
Course responsible Jessica Norrbom
Institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi

Jessica.Norrbom@ki.se
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