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Nefro-Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Code 15121
Year 2
Semester A1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(32H)/PL(12H)/S(10H)
Scientific area Morphological and Functional Sciences
Entry requirements Not appliable
Learning outcomes The UC aims to study the anatomy and histophysiology of the nephro-urinary and reproductive systems, in an integrated perspective.
At the end of UC the student should be able to:
Describe the anatomy and histology of nephro-urinary and reproductive organs
Explain the different functions of the kidney and the micturition process
Explain the function of reproductive organs
Characterize the regulation of male and female reproductive physiology
Characterize puberty
Describe the sexual act
Explain the processes of fertilization, implantation, and placental function
Characterize the physiology of pregnancy, childbirth and lactation
Characterize the changes associated with menopause and climacteric
Apply knowledge in problem solving
Demonstrate ability to work as a team
Synthesize information and present it orally
Syllabus 1. Embryogenesis of the urogenital system
2. Anatomy and histology of kidney and urinary tract
3. Basic principles of renal physiology
4. Micturition
5. Clearance and evaluation of renal function
6. Regulation of osmolality and sodium concentration in the extracellular fluid
7. Regulatory mechanisms of potassium excretion and its concentration in the extracellular fluid
8. Renal processes involved in the control of blood volume and extracellular fluid
9. The role of kidney in regulating acid-base balance
10. Musculature, vessels and nerves of the pelvic cavity
11. Anatomy and histology of male and female reproductive organs
12. The perineum
13. Reproduction in man and woman: cellular and molecular mechanisms, and hormonal regulation
14. Puberty and hormonal action in the development of male and female sexual characteristics
15. Physiology of the sexual act
16. Fertilization, implantation and placental function
17. Physiology of pregnancy, childbirth and lactation
18. Climacteric
Main Bibliography Guyton, A. and Hall, J. (2016). Textbook of Medical Physiology. 13th Edition Elsevier Saunders.
Moore, K. L. e Dalley, A.F. (2014) Anatomia orientada para a clínica. 7ª Edição. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Guanabara
Moore, K. L. e Persaud, T.V.N. (2016). Embriologia Clínica. 10ª Edição. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Guanabara.
Netter, F. H. (2015). Atlas de Anatomia Humana. 6ª Ed Masson.
Ross, MH e Pawlina, W (2016). Histologia Texto e Atlas. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan.
Saladin, K.S. (2014). Anatomy and Physiology: the unit of form and function. 7th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The UC applies student-centered teaching methodologies that include seminars (S), tutorial orientation (OT) and laboratory practices (PL). S aim to introduce the UC’ contents using computer resources and Quizzes, in real time in the session, which facilitate student-tutor interaction and learning. OT sessions are based on a list of learning objectives. The tutor stimulates group discussions and students’ participation in the presentation of the contents. PLs (anatomy, histology and Physiology) aim to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge. Self-learning facilitator documents and videos will be made available in the Moodle platform.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-14

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