Course detail

Human biology

FEKT-NBCLAcad. year: 2015/2016

Introduction into anatomy and physiology of man. 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

Knowledge of basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of man, basic physiological examination methods.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Guyton, A.C., Hall, J.E.: Textbook of physiology, Saunders comp., New York, 2001
Honzíková N.: Biologie člověka, Brno, Cerm,1995, 0
Ganong, W.F.:Review of Medical Physiology, Prentice Hall International Inc. 2001
N.Honzíková, P. Honzík: Biologie člověka (ET pro distanční vzdělávání)
Tortora, G.J., Anagnostakos N.P.: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, New York, 1990

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 and examination.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Lectures: 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. Practicals: Physiology of circulation (heart sounds, pulse wave, blood flow in veins). Electrocardiography. Blood pressure. Ergometry. Digital model of aortic function. Physiology of respiration (spirometry). Metabolism (basal metabolic rate). Nervous system and sensoric organs ( reflexes, visual acuteness, accomodation, visual field).


Learning about the principles of physiological processes in a human body. Learning basic terminology. The course is aimed at to engineers specialized in medical devices.

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


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 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