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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:5 / 7.5
Course supervisor:Leons Blumfelds
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Pharmacy
Language:Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Normal Physiology

Objective

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of functions of various body systems and their regulatory mechanisms and to provide skills to use this knowledge for solving medical problems in the framework of the speciality.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of biology, physics, chemistry and human anatomy.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

• to list main functions of different organs and organ systems;
• to explain delivery mechanisms of various organism functions;
• to analyse cause and effect relationships in the processes occurring in the human body;
• to describe regulatory mechanisms occurring in the organism;
• to list and define various parameters that characterise functions of the organism;
• to differentiate hierarchy levels of regulatory mechanisms.

Skills

• to prepare a person for application of a specific method of investigation;
• to choose the most appropriate method of investigation for evaluation of the body functions;
• to calculate or find the normal values of the most important parameters that characterise functions of the human body;
• to identify and measure the most important physiological parameters;
• to differentiate correct results of measurements and recordings from artefacts;
• to recognize results of functional investigation methods that indicate healthy organism function.

Competence

• to integrate individual knowledge and skills in a global view of the whole human body;
• to use acquired knowledge and skills in studies of specialized/clinical courses.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF4Master’sRequiredLeons Blumfelds, Lelde Olte
Pharmacy, FFN2Master’sRequired