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Pēteris Tretjakovs

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:26.04.2018
Study Course Information
Course Code:CFUBK_028LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:7.00ECTS:10.50
Branch of Science:Medicine; Normal PhysiologyTarget Audience:Medicine
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Pēteris Tretjakovs
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)16Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures32
Classes (number)12Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes48
Total Contact Hours80
Lectures (number)9Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures18
Classes (number)14Class Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Classes42
Total Contact Hours60
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Anatomy, biology, histology, medical physics and chemistry.
To provide knowledge of the nature of autonomic, somatic, sensory and mental functions of the organism and their manifestations, relation to the environment, adaptive mechanisms of physiological functions; observation and recording of the main functions in the organism, statement and explanation of processes (disturbances). Students will acquire knowledge of the various physiological processes taking place in the human body, will understand the mechanisms of their control, and will get acquainted with the methods currently used for the assessment of physiological functions.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Membrane potentialsLectures1.00auditorium
2Registration of physiological functionsClasses1.00laboratory
5Synaptic transmissionLectures1.00auditorium
6Effect of strength and frequency of stimuli on muscle contractionClasses1.00laboratory
7Muscle physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
8Determination of reaction and reflex time. Tendon reflexesClasses1.00laboratory
10Pupillary reflexes. Effect of chemical substances on frog's heartClasses1.00laboratory
12Autonomic nervous systemLectures1.00auditorium
13Functions of central nervous systemLectures1.00auditorium
16Memory. Conditional reflexesClasses1.00laboratory
17Sensory physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
19Hemostasis. Blood groupsLectures1.00auditorium
20Perimetry. Determination of visual acuityClasses1.00laboratory
22Blood group typingClasses1.00laboratory
24Heart electrophysiologyLectures1.00auditorium
25Cardiac cycle. Regulation of heart functionLectures1.00auditorium
26Blood flow in blood vesselsLectures1.00auditorium
27Regulation of blood vessel diameterLectures1.00auditorium
29Physiology of the respiratory systemLectures1.00auditorium
30Electromechanical coupling in the frog's heartClasses1.00laboratory
31Gastrointestinal physiologyLectures1.00auditorium
33Digestive processes (gastrointestinal system)Lectures1.00auditorium
34Measurement of arterial blood pressureClasses1.00laboratory
35Digestive processes in the small and large intestine, as well as the role of the liver.Lectures1.00auditorium
36Effect of body position on circulationClasses1.00laboratory
37Renal functionsLectures1.00auditorium
39Reabsorption regulation in the kidneyLectures1.00auditorium
41Endocrine functions.Lectures1.00auditorium
43Gastro Entero Pancreatic Endocrine SystemLectures1.00auditorium
44Determination of metabolic intensityClasses1.00laboratory
45Endocrine regulation of reproductive system.Lectures1.00auditorium
46Electromyography of chewing musclesClasses1.00laboratory
47Determination of blood sugar levelClasses1.00laboratory
48Seminar in endocrine physiologyClasses1.00laboratory
49Determination of body compositionClasses1.00laboratory
50Dilution testClasses1.00laboratory
Unaided Work:
Before the lab student should prepare answers to the questions for the weekly tests and should get acquainted with the performance of the practical lab work; after the lab student should write conclusions about the results got in the lab and submit for the assessment.
Assessment Criteria:
weekly oral or written theoretical tests of the knowledge; successfully performed practical lab work and accepted conclusions; 4 colloquiums during the course; at the end of the course – exam.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:on successful completion of the course the students will gain knowledge of functions of the organism, their control and regulation and will acquire competence to apply them in the future medical studies. Students will be able to: - characterize relationships between the organism and environment and adaptive physiological mechanisms; - explain different physiological processes in the organism and their control mechanisms; - identify the nature and manifestation of motor, sensory and higher integrative functions of the central nervous system; - recognize methods of observation and assessment for different physiological processes in the organism and predict possible disturbances.
Skills:on successful completion of the course the students will be able to obtain basic physiological measurements to characterise body functions; they will be able to apply relevant methods of investigation and to analyse the acquired data and to draw conclusions about the physiological processes in the organism.
Competencies:on successful completion of the course the students will be able to use their knowledge of the various regulatory mechanisms and practical skills in assessing the functionality of physiological systems for drawing proficient, integrated conclusions on the processes taking place in the body. They will be able to differentiate normal intervals of basic physiological parameters and use acquired knowledge to solve clinical cases.
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1L.S. Costanzo. Physiology (4th edition). Saunders, Elsevier), 2010: 512.
2R.E. Klabunde. Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 4th Edition),2005: 235.
3L. Sherwood. Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (Brooks Cole; 6th edition), 2007: 785.
1Raksti PubMed datu bāzes žurnālos (atbilstīgie kursa tēmām)