Course code 02 84 4039 00
Number of ECTS points 3
Course title in the language of instruction
Numerical methods of anatomy and physiology measurements
Course title in Polish Numerical Methods of Anatomy and Physiology Measurements (Cyfrowe metody pomiarów anatomicznych i fizjologicznych)
Course title in English
Numerical methods of anatomy and physiology measurements
Language of instruction English
Form of classes
Lecture Tutorials Laboratory Project Seminar Other Total of teaching hours during semester
Contact hours 10 30 0 40
E-learning No No No No No No
Assessment criteria (weightage) 0.40 0.60 0.00
Unit running the course Poza strukturą organizacyjną
Course coordinator dr inż. Aleksandra Królak
Course instructors dr inż. Maria Strąkowska
Course learning outcomes
  1. Student can link between the tissue and organs structures, and their functions within the body (BET1A_W1_N, BET1A_W2_N).
  2. Student can describe the function of specific human body systems and how they interact with each other (BET1A_W1_N, BET1A_W2_N).
  3. Student can apply knowledge of cell structure and function, gross anatomy, physiology, histology, and the integument, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems for identification of various structures of human body and their functions (BET1A_W1_N, BET1A_W2_N).
  4. Student can choose proper electrnic equipment for measurement anatomical and physiological parameters (BET1A_U1_N).
Programme learning outcomes
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Programme content Essential knowledge of Human Anatomy including general body orientation, localization of main organs inside the organism and common functions they act during everyday processes. Application of numerical methods and electronic equipment in anatomy and physiology measurements.
Assessment methods
effects 1-2: written test on lecture content 
effects 3-4: lab reports, discussion

Grading policies written test - 40% laboratory reports - 60%
Course content LECTURE - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology: professional terms in anatomy and physiology; hierarchical organization of the body; overview of the organ systems components, and their function; explanation the term and importance of homeostasis; control systems of homeostasis - Cellular Electrophysiology: resting membrane potential origin; ionic processes responsible for action potential in neurons, and three types of muscles; conduction of action potential in myelinated and unmyelinated neuronal fibers; functional classification of neurons and fibers; structure of synapse and intramuscular junction; a course of nerve impulse transmission by chemical synapses; synaptic potentials and signal processing in the nervous system - The sensory system: different classifications of sensory receptors; generator potential and transduction of sensory stimuli; recognition by brain of stimulus modality, location, intensity and duration; conscious and unconscious sensation ? somatic vs visceral; the specific senses and sensation - The brain functions: the triune hypothesis of the brain function; functional anatomy of the cerebral cortex; specific cortical areas and their functions; cortical organization of the language input and output centers; thoughts, consciousness and memory; motivation and emotional driving systems of the brain; functional anatomy of the limbic system and hypothalamus; electroencephalic activity in wakefulness and sleep; sleep theories, stages and physiological effects - The endocrine system: components of the endocrine system and their products; overview of general and tissue hormones in human body; an action of specific general hormones in the body; the major tissue hormones and their functions; mechanism of glucose and calcium homeostasis - The digestive system: functional anatomy of the digestive system; relationship of the specific parts of gastrointestinal tract structure to its function; motility and secretes of specific parts of GI tract; secretions of the accessory digestive glands ? the liver and pancreas; intrinsic and extrinsic regulation of GI tract functions; defecation reflex - The Cardiovascular System (CVS) - I: functional anatomy of the CV system; gross anatomy of the heart; the cardiac muscle and conductive system electrophysiology; the cardiac cycle - The Cardiovascular System (CVS) - II: relationship of microscopic anatomy of blood vessels and function in the circulatory system; the mechanisms of blood pressure regulation; blood components and their functions; platelets and their role in blood clotting - The respiratory system and gas transport: the parts of the respiratory system and their functions; mechanics of air inhale and exhale; control of breathing; basic rule of oxygen and CO2 exchanging in alveoli and in tissues; total amount of hemoglobin in blood, and relationship its structure to oxygen capacity; ways of CO2 transport in blood and role of carbonic anhydrase - The urinary system: functional anatomy of the urinary system; overview of kidney function, and its functional units ? the nephrons; relationship of the nephron structure to function of its specific parts; mechanism of micturition; the regulatory role of the kidneys LABORATORY: 1. Cytomorphology and major human tissues. 2. Skeleton 3. Abdominal organs - analysis of MRI images 4. Abdominal organs - USG 5. Muscular system - EMG 6. Audiometry 7. Study of joint mobility 8. Podoscopy 9. Blood vessels visualization 10. Hand grip examination
Basic reference materials
  1. Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function by K. Saladin, McGraw-Hill, 2011,
  2. The Anatomy Coloring Book [Paperback] Wynn Kapit, Lawrence M. Elson, 3rd Edition, Pearson, 2002
  3. Netter`s Atlas of Physiology by JT Hanse and BM Koeppen
Other reference materials
  1. Seeley`s Anatomy and Physiology, McGraw-Hill, 2013,
  2. Gray: Atlas of Anatomy, Churchill Livingstone, last edition
  3. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, Sanders and Elsevier
Average student workload outside classroom
Updated on 2019-06-11 15:33:59
Archival course yes/no no