Course detail

Clinical Physiology

FEKT-MKFLAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course deals with the principles of human functions and methods for the diagnosis of various functional disorders. Students obtain a deep understanding and knowledge of medical diagnostic devices, which are used not only to monitor important functions of organisms, but also for advanced diagnostics of various functional diseases. Students will also learn about the common practice for professional medical workplace through educational excursion.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Graduates will be able to:
- Explain the function of the human cardiovascular system
- Explain the function of the respiratory system of man
- Explain the function of the digestive tract of man
- Describe and explain the principles of diagnostic devices for cardiovascular and respiratory system of man
- Explain the basic principles of scanning and digital signal processing
- Define requirements for electrocardiograph, electroencephalograph, elektrookulograf, electromyography, and spirometer
- Interpret changes of biosignals in response to physiological stimulus


Required knowledge of human biology and medical technology at Bachelor's degree level. The student should be able to describe the different parts of the human body, describe the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BROWN, Arthur a Donald STUBBS. Medical Physiology. John Wiley and sons, 1983. ISBN 04-710-5207-8.
SILBERNAGL, Stefan a Agamemnon DESPOPOULOS. Atlas fyziologicke člověka. Praha: Grada, 1993. ISBN 80-247-0630-X.
CHALOUPKA, Václav et al. Základy funkčního vyšetření srdce a krevního oběhu. Brno: IDVPZ, 2000. ISBN 80-701-3297-3.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, practical laboratories and educational excursion. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write assignment from each laboratory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

During the semester, 0 - 25 points can be obtained by evaluation of laboratory protocol. At the end of the semester, the student has the opportunity to get up to 15 points for written credit test aimed at verifying the knowledge evaluation of the function of organs and systems. Final exam (oral form) for a maximum of 60 points is focused on verifying knowledge from the function of organs and systems, key performance indicators and investigative methods. The condition for the successful completion of the course is participation ineducational excursion and laboratory exercises subject

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.Clinical use of knowledge of human biology.
2.Evaluation of function of organs and systems.
3.Key function physiologic indicators, investigative methods.
4.Possibilities and limitations of various diagnostic methods, perspectives of their development.
5.Technical instrumentation for diagnosis and monitoring functions
6.Educational excursion of students in a medical environment, familiarization with the investigative methods.


The aim of the course is to introduce to the basic functions of the body, with the investigative methods in medicine, their possibilities and limitations. Another goal is to introduce the students to the medical environment through practical educational excursion at the clinics.

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


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-BEI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course