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31.7.2019 at 00:00 - 20.8.2019 at 23:59


Fri 30.8.2019
16:00 - 20:00


Students of the Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine

Basic knowledge of biochemistry and cell biology is required. Participation requires passing an entrance exam that tests the central concepts of biochemistry and cell biology. You pass the exam by getting at least 50% of answers correct.

Anatomy: Students will be able to describe the topographic anatomy of human organs. They will be able to describe structures in the musculoskeletal system and analyse movements at the synovial joints. Students will be able to describe the components of the central and peripheral nervous system. In addition, they will be able to compare different cell types from histological preparations by virtual and traditional microscopy.

Physiology: Students will be able to describe how neurons generate impulses and the body uses them to communicate and regulate various organ functions.

The students will be able to describe the generation of sensory information and its delivery to the central nervous system, muscular contraction response, and the neurophysiological regulation of these tasks.

Period I, 1st study year. The course is arranged annually.

Anatomy: Histology and macroscopic anatomy of the nervous system, musculoskeletal system and abdominal and thoracic viscera including the serosa membranes. White blood cell count of the student’s own blood sample by microscopy analysis

Physiology: Basic concepts of how the nervous and muscular systems work: how they perform their essential functions, how these functions are regulated and how different systems integrate into a functional entity, the human body. Topics covered include the nervous, sensory and musculoskeletal systems. Physiological exercises are used to practise applying the theory, learn to measure the physiological responses and interpret the obtained data.

For anatomy, we use The Human Body, Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology (Wingred)

For physiology, we use Human Physiology, An Integrated Approach (Silverthorn, 5th edition)

In addition, the teachers could provide current articles and other literature as supplementary materials. For each practical exercise, written instructions about the experiment, data acquisition as well as some additional theoretical background about the ongoing measurements.

Medical Physiology, 2nd or 3rd edition (Boron and Boulpaep), and any human anatomy atlas (e.g.Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th or 7th edition) is encouraged to be used as supplementary reading throughout the course.

Please note that in many TBL-cases anatomy and physiology are integrated to the same case. We expect the
students to be prepared by reading both the anatomy and physiology books.

This course is built on Team-based learning method, which is used throughout the course, supported by ad-hoc lectures, exercises, and demos. The teachers continuously evaluate the students’ active participation, and the students take readiness assurance tests (RATs) in each TBL session through the course to provide immediate feedback.

The Sectra virtual dissection table will be used in the anatomy TBL sessions, and the device is available tostudents on their own time.

The assessment is based on both formative and summative assessment. Final examination is used for summative assessment. The final grade is generated by active participation (10%), RAT scores (20%) and the exam (70%).

The grading scale is from 0 to 5. For grade 1, the student must have at least 50% of the answers correct.

Completion requires compulsory attendance in all TBL, microscopy sessions and physiology lab exercises, lectures, and a passing grade on the exam. The passing limit for the examinations is 50% of the maximum score. The attendance to the contact teaching is compulsory. Unexplained absence of two contact-teaching sessions (TBL/exercise/microscopy) will fail the course. An absence must be compensated by a substitutive assignment. Consult your teacher as soon as possible. This course cannot be completed by distance learning.

Short lectures 3 h
TBL sessions 15 h
Hands-on physiology laboratory exercises 12 h
Independent study 100 h
Exam 3 h

TMED-902 and TMED-903 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II) replace 30270 Human Organ Systems and Tissues, 10 cr.