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Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Code 13649
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Ciências Biológicas e Biomédicas
Entry requirements Not-applicable
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes This course unit aims to describe and integrate the knowledge concerning the organs and cells of the blood and the Immune, Digestive, Endocrine and Uro-genital systems, as well as their specialized functions in the human body.
By the end of this course the students must be able:
1.To identify the blood components and functions.
2.To describe the anatomy, embryology, histology and physiology of the organs belonging to the Digestive, endocrine, Uro-genital, and Immune Systems in human beings.
3.To establish the relationship between the anatomy and the physiology of the studied organs in order to later demonstrate the potential site of action and effects of drugs.
4. To work in teams and to actively participate in the course activities.
Syllabus 1.Blood and immune system 1. Haematopoiesis and blood 2. Haemostasis and coagulation 3. Innate and adaptative immunity 4. Imunological Tolerance Digestive system 1. Anatomy and histology 2. Embryology 3. Salivary, gastric, pancreatic and biliary secretion 4. Propulsion, digestion and absorption of nutrients, electrolytes and fluids Endocrine system 1. Hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal gland 2. Steroid hormones 3. Energy and mineral metabolism Urinary system 1. Anatomy, histology and physiology 2. Regulation of concentration and volume of urine 3. Osmolality and body volume 4. Acid-base equilibrium Reproductive system 1. Anatomy of male and female reproductive organs and physiology of reproduction 2. The spermatogenesis 3. The oogenesis PRACTICAL CLASSES (presencial and remote): Blood cells cytology; Blood groups; Histology of lymphoid organs; Lipid digestion; Anatomy and histology of digestive and urinary organs; Anatomy of reproductive system
Main Bibliography - Guyton AC and Hall JE. Medical physiology, Saunders Company (13th ed; 2016)
- Abul B. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai; Saunders Cellular and Molecular Immunology. (6th ed; 2018)
- Seeley, RR, Stephens, TD and Tate, P. 10th Ed. Seeley’s Anatomy and Physiology
- Saladin Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function. McGraw-Hill. (2010)
- Young B, Heath JW. Wheater´s Functional Histology. 5th Ed. Churchill Livingstone. 2006
- Outros materiais cedidos pelos docentes
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching and learning methodologies include lectures and practical classes. At the classes lecture-based
the students are encouraged to participate, and in the tutorial-based classes the students work in small groups and the subjects are discussed between them with the guidance of the teacher. The knowledge acquisition of anatomy and physiology is articulated and facilitated using practical classes where the active participation of the students is required, and they write a short report with a discussion of the results. The evaluation includes 4 tests, mini-tests, short reports, answers to questionnaires, and participation. Each part contributes 25% of the final classification. At the average of the 4 blocks, the student must obtain a minimum of 9.50 points.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-04-13

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