The subjects Medical Physioloy I and Medical Physioloy II are mainly focused in providing a sound background on human Anatomy and Physiology. It will also cover some aspects of Pathology and Patophysiology, diagnostic andtherapeutic procedures and medical terminology. Whenever possible, the different topics will be explained trying to address an engineer's perspective and interests rather than providing a conventional medical or biological viewpoint. After this fascinating course, the student will certainly acquire the necessary knowledge to understand the key role of engineering in advances in physiology-based patient monitoring and treatment.
The practical sessions will facilitate a better understanding of the bases of physiology and a closer contact with the real world, using instrumentation and devices available at the University and at the Hospital Universitario de Getafe. Hospital Visits with experts in the different fields are planned in key hospital services deeply dependent on technology and engineering.
Among the skills the students are expected to acquire we can mention:
- Basic knowledge of human anatomy and anatomical terminology.
- Intermediate-level knowledge of human physiology, with particular emphasis on quantitative descriptions of physiological models, whenever appropriate.
- Familiarity with some basic medical procedures.
- Understanding of the (past and ongoing) key role of engineering in the advancement of medical physiology.
- Ability to communicate with physicians, understanding their jargon and needs, and being able to read clinical documents.