Checking date: 07/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Medical Physiology II
Study: Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering (257)

Coordinating teacher: CUSSO MULA, LORENA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
It is convenient, although not a requirement, to have completed: - Cell and molecular biology - Biochemistry - Biological systems
Description of contents: programme
The program for the subjects Medical Physiology I and II include the following topics: Medical Physiology I: - Introduction to the human body - The skeletal system and joints - Muscular tissue and system - Nervous tissue - Nerves and spinal chord - Autonomous nervous system - The brain - Sensory and motor nervous system - The blood - Immunity and lymphatic system - Respiratory system Medical Physiology II: - Special senses: Vision, Audition, Olfaction, gustation, equilibrium - Endocrine system - Cardiovascular system: The heart - Cardiovascular system: The circulation - Digestive system - Metabolism and nutrition - Urinary system - Fluid and acid-base balance, homeostasis - Reproductive system, development and inheritance
Learning activities and methodology
Each section of the program will be divided into lectures and practical sessions/seminars. Some practical sessions will take place at the Laboratories in the UC3M some others will require visits to Hospital Gregorio Marañón (lab coat mandatory).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Guyton & Hall. Textbook of medical physiology. Saunders Elsevier. 2011
  • Linda S. Costanzo. Physiology. Cases and problems. Lippincot Williams & Wilkins. 2012
  • Tortora & Derrickson. Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology. WILEY. 2009

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.