FEKT-MBCLAcad. year: 2019/2020
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.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
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
General characteristics of living organisms.
Cellular basis of living organisms.
Overview of the human morphology, the anatomic and physiological terminology.
Physiology of blood.
Physiology of circulation.
Physiology of respiration.
Physiology of digestion and absorption.
Physiology of energy balance and metabolism.
Physiology of urinary system.
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..