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Normunds Limba

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Information
Course Code:CFUBK_009LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:4.00ECTS:6.00
Branch of Science:Target Audience:Medical Services
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Normunds Limba
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry
The Head of Structural Unit:Pēteris Tretjakovs
Contacts:Rīga, Dzirciema iela 16, cfbkatrsu[pnkts]lv, cfbkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061550
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (number)12Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes24
Total Contact Hours40
Lectures (number)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (number)12Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes24
Total Contact Hours40
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Knowledge of biology, physics, chemistry and human anatomy
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
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Cell physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
2Registration of physiological functionsClasses1.00laboratory
3Blood group typingClasses1.00laboratory
5Membrane potentialsLectures1.00auditorium
6Synaptic transmissionLectures2.00auditorium
7Effect of strength of stimuli on muscle contractionClasses1.00laboratory
8Determination of reflex and reaction time. Pupillary reflexes.Classes1.00laboratory
9Musle physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
10Reflexes. Autonomic nervous system.Lectures1.00auditorium
11Determination of metabolic intensityClasses1.00laboratory
12Perimetry. Determination of visual acuityClasses1.00laboratory
13Metabolism and thermoregulationLectures2.00auditorium
14Sensory physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
15Determination of taste thresholdClasses1.00laboratory
17Cardiovascular physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
18Blood physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
20Measurement of arterial blood pressureClasses1.00laboratory
21Respiratory physiologyLectures3.00auditorium
22Gastrointestinal physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
23Effect of body position on circulationClasses1.00laboratory
24Renal physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
25Blood group typingClasses1.00laboratory
27Electromyography of chewing musclesClasses1.00laboratory
28Dilution testClasses1.00laboratory
Unaided Work:
- to study regularly, independently and critically according to the curriculum and programme of the study course; - to complete the tasks at appropriate quality and submit in a timely manner the results for evaluation.
Assessment Criteria:
Weekly oral or written theoretical tests of the knowledge; successfully performed practical lab work and accepted conclusions; 2 colloquiums during the course; at the end of the course – exam
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
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.
Competencies:- 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.
1Aberberga-Augškalne L.; Koroļova O. Fizioloģija ārstiem. 2007, 516 lpp.
2Aberberga-AugškalneL. Fizioloģija rehabilitologiem un veselības sporta speciālistiem. ”Medicīnas apgāds”, 2008., 270 lpp.
1Hall, John E. Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology. Saunders, 2010, 12th ed., 1120 pp.
2Despopoulos A.; Silbernnagel S. Color Atlas of Physiology. 2008, 6th edition, 456 pp, Georg Thieme Verlag.
1Schmidt R. F., Lang F., Heckmann M. Physiologie des Menschen mit Pathophysiologie. 2010, 31. Aufl., XXI, 979 S., Springer, Berlin