Course detail

Human biology

FEKT-LBCLAcad. year: 2015/2016

Introduction into anatomy and human physiology, principles of interdisciplinary communication of an engineer and a medical doctor, basic special terminology and function of the particular systems and organs. Review of cellular level of living organisms, morphology and function of blood, circulation, respiration, urinary system, endocrine system and nervous system.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Participatan will be able to:
- List and define the basic anatomical terms,
- Communication with medical staff,
- Describe the general structure and function of cells,
- Describe the basic principles of physiological systems of the human body,
- Apply these principles in the interpretation of measured signals and data,
- Describe the principles of investigative methods of nervous system and the senses,
- Describe and apply the model of aortal elasticity model.


The subject knowledge of biology of man and the knowledge of basic princips of medical technology in the field of electrokardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography and blood flow is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


HONZÍKOVÁ, Nataša. Biologie člověka. Brno: Cerm, 1995.
HONZÍKOVÁ, Nataša a Petr HONZÍK. Biologie člověka - elektronická skripta. FEKT VUT v Brně, 2003.
GANONG, William. Review of Medical Physiology. Prentice Hall International, 2001. ISBN 0838582826.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single assigments from each practical laboratory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit on practicals (maximally 15 points), evaluation of laboratory work (maximally 25 points) and examination (maximall 60points). The test aims to prove knowledge of basic medical terminology and the structure and function of body systems.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

General characteristics of living organisms.
Cellular basis of living organisms.
Overview of the human morphology, the anatomic and physiological terminology.
Physiological functions.
Physiology of blood.
Physiology of circulation.
Physiology of respiration.
Physiology of digestion and absorption.
Physiology of energy balance and metabolism.
Physiology of urinary system.
Endocrine system.
Nervous system.
Applied physiology.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the nature of the physiological processes in the human body and the basic knowledge of human biology. The course is aimed to engineers who specialize in medical devices.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Practicals are compulsory and can be compensated after consultation with the teacher..

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-ML Master's

    branch ML-BEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-ML1 Master's

    branch ML1-BEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer