The subjects Medical Physioloy I and II are mainly focused to provide a background on human Anatomy and Physiology, but it will also cover some aspects of Pathology and Patophysiology, diagnostic ans therapeutic procedures and medical terminology. Whenever it is possible, the diiferents topics will be explained trying to address an engineer's perspective and interests rather than providing a conventional medical or biological viewpoint.
The practical sessions will facilitate a better contact with the real world, using instrumentation and devices available at the University and at the Hospital Gregorio Marañón, and paying visits to several Departments of the Hospital.
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 it is possible
- Familiarity with some basic medical procedures
- Ability to comunicate with physicians, understanding their statements and being able to read clinical documents