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Students of the Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine

Attendance in TMED-902 Human Anatomy and Physiology I is required.

The students will be able to describe basic anatomical structures of the heart, kidneys, lungs, digestive tract and associated organs and endocrine organs. They understand how the heart, kidney, digestive system and lungs function and how their specific tasks are integrated, as well as how nervous and endocrine systems regulate these tasks to maintain homeostasis of the body. The students will be able to apply basic knowledge to understand the mechanisms of disease processes and the principles of treating them during future TRANSMED courses.

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

Basic concepts of how different organ systems are anatomically constructed: how they perform their essential functions and how their specific structure supports these tasks, how nervous system and hormones regulate these functions, and how these different systems finally integrate into a functional entity, the human body. Topics that are covered include the musculoskeletal system, the cardiovascular system, the kidney and urine production, the respiratory system, the digestive system and the endocrine system. Several physiological exercises are used to practise applying the theory, measure the physiological responses and interpret the obtained data.

This course uses Moodle platform as a learning environment where most of the material and instructions can be found.

The Human Body, Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology (Wingred) for anatomy.

Human Physiology, An Integrated Approach (Silverthorn, 5th edition) for physiology.

In addition, the teachers could provide current articles and other literature as supplementary materials. For each practical exercise, written instructions for the conducting experiment, data acquisition and theoretical background about the ongoing measurement are in the Moodle.

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) are encouraged to be used as a supplementary reading material throughout the course.

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

TBL is used throughout the course, supported by ad-hoc lectures, exercises, and demos. The teachers continuously evaluate the students’ active participation, and readiness assurance tests (RAT) results throughout the course to provide immediate feedback. The Sectra virtual dissection table is used in some of the anatomy team-based learning (TBL) sessions, and the device is available to students on their own time.

The assessment is based on both formative and summative assessment. An 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.

The completion of this course requires active attendance in all TBL and microscopy sessions, physiology lab exercises, 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) 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