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Undergraduate Courses

Physiology II

Semester 3rd ()

Code MED_341

Hours Teaching 5 hours, Laboratory 3 hours, Tutorial 0 hours , Clinical Training 0 hours (per week)



LECTURES: Physiology of Renal system, Gastrointestinal system, Endocrine system, Reproductive system

CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVING: 1. Diarrhea caused by vibrio cholera infection, 2. Cushing syndrome, 3. Acid-base balance


The course aims to confer knowledge, skills and abilities relating to the level 6 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning. In particular, upon the successful completion of the course students must be able to:

  • Understand the importance of physiological functioning of specific human systems (renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, reproductive)
  • Acquire solid knowledge and understanding of topics in the scientific field of Human Physiology, based on either Physiology textbooks or on data derived from the latest developments in the field of Physiology.
  • Be able to use the knowledge and understanding they have acquired in a way that demonstrates a professional approach based on the analytical and synthetic inductive use of acquired information, combined with other areas of knowledge exposed during their studies (eg Anatomy, Pharmacology)
  • Be able to process novel complex problems related to pathophysiological conditions
  • Develop skills for acquiring knowledge needed for postgraduate studies with a high degree of autonomy

Reading Material

Berne and Levy Physiology, by B.M. Koeppen, B.S. Stanton, 6th edition, Elsevier Inc., 2010

Medical Phsyiology, by Boron W. & Boulpaep E., Broken Hill Publishers Ltd, 2011

Introduction to Human Physiology, 8th Edition, by L. Sherwood, Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

Relevant scientific journals: Physiological Reviews, Endocrine Reviews, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, webpages: