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Titel Human Physiology - distance course
Kursnummer 5253
Program 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 3.0
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Datum 2024-04-15 -- 2024-04-26
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 and can hopefully add value to the PhD project and beyond.
Kursens lärandemål 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.
Kursens innehåll 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
Arbetsformer 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.
Obligatoriska moment 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.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel 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)

Costanzo Linda S.
4th ed.: Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier, pp 1-493, 2010
ISBN:978-1-4160-6216-5 LIBRIS-ID:11768941
Antal studenter 15 - 20
Urval av studenter 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)
Övrig information This course will be held online.
Ytterligare kursledare
Senaste kursvärdering Kursvärderingsrapport
Kursansvarig Stefan Reitzner
Institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi

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