Teaching plan for the course unit

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General information


Course unit name: Human Physiology II

Course unit code: 365373

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Miguel Riera Codina

Department: Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology

Credits: 6

Single program: S



Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 150


Face-to-face and/or online activities



-  Lecture





-  Problem-solving class





-  Laboratory session





-  Seminar




Supervised project


Independent learning




Learning objectives


Referring to knowledge

  • Study the specific characteristics and mechanisms that control the functioning of the human body.
  • Know the basic lab instrumentation and techniques related to pulmonary function tests, stress tests (metabolism and cardiac function), electromyographic records and blood parameter tests.



Teaching blocks


1. The internal environment

1.1. Body fluids and homeostasis

1.2. Blood physiology

1.3. Haemostasis

2. The cardiovascular system

2.1. Physiology of the circulatory system

2.2. Blood vessel physiology

2.3. Cardiac physiology

2.4. Cardiac and vascular regulation of circulation

3. The respiratory system

3.1. Lung function

3.2. Transportation of O2 and CO2 in the blood

3.3. Breathing regulation

3.4. Respiratory and circulatory adaptations

4. The excretory system

4.1. Renal physiology

4.2. Renal mechanisms in the control of body fluids

5. The digestive system and nutrition

5.1. General physiology of nutrition and digestive motility

5.2. Digestive secretions and their regulation

5.3. Physiology of digestive absorption

6. Physiology of the reproductive system

6.1. Ovaries and testicles

6.2. Hormonal regulation of the reproductive system





Reading and study resources

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BORON, W.F.; BOULPAEP, E.L. Fisiología médica. 3a ed. Barcelona : Elsevier, 2017  Enllaç

[També, 3r ed., 2017, en anglès]  Enllaç

KOEPPEN, B.M.; STANTON, B.A., (ed.). Fisiología [de] Berne y Levy. 7a ed. Barcelona : Elsevier, 2018  Enllaç

[També, 7th ed., 2018, en anglès]  Enllaç

RAFF, H.; LEVITZKY, M. Fisiología Médica: un enfoque por aparatos y sistemas. Lange Mc Graw-Hill; 2013.  Enllaç

PATTON, K.T.; THIBODEAU, G.A. Anatomía y fisiología : 8a edición. Amsterdam ; Barcelona : Elsevier, 2013  



[També, 9th ed., 2015, en anglès]  Enllaç

TORTORA, G.J.; DERRICKSON, B.H. Principios de anatomía y fisiología : 13a ed. México, D.F. : Médica Panamericana, 2013  



[També, 14th ed., 2014, en anglès]  Enllaç

POWERS, S.K.; HOWLEY, E.T. Fisiología del ejercicio : teoría y aplicación a la forma física y al rendimiento. Badalona : Paidotribo, 2014.



[També, 8th ed., 2012, en anglès]  Enllaç

HALL, J.E.; GUYTON, A.C. Tratado de fisiología médica : Guyton & Hall. 13a ed. Barcelona : Elsevier, 2016.



[També, 13th. ed., 2016, en anglès]  Enllaç

SILBERNAGL, S.; DESPOPOULOS, A. Fisiología : texto y atlas : 7a edición completamente revisada y ampliada. Buenos Aires [etc.] : Editorial Médica Panamericana, 2009  



[També, 7th ed., 2015, en anglès]  Enllaç

BARRETT, K.E. [et al.]. Ganong fisiología médica : 25a edición. México, D.F. : McGraw-Hill Interamericana Editores, 2016  



SILVERTHORN, D.U. Fisiología humana : un enfoque integrado : sexta edición. Buenos Aires [etc.] : Médica Panamericana, 2014    



[També, 7th ed., 2016, en anglès]   Enllaç