Subject: Phisiology

Scientific Area:

Life Sciences


40 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Know the dynamics of life: the functioning of the cell to the human body.
2 - Understand the functioning, the interrelation and complementarity and the physiological and regulatory mechanisms of the body systems (Tegumentary and Sensory, Neurological, Locomotor, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Endocrine and Metabolic, Hematopoietic, Lymphatic and Immunologic, Cardiovascular, Renal, Genitourinary and Reproductive).
3 - To know the physiological particularities throughout the life cycle.


1 - Functional organization of the human body; the functional cell
2 - Physiology of systems and mechanisms of regulation
2.1 - Tegumentary and sensory
2.2 - Locomotor: osteology, arthrology and myology
2.3 - Neurological
2.4 - Cardiovascular
2.5 - Respiratory
2.6 - Digestive
2.7 - Renal and Urinary
2.8 - Breeder
2.9 - Hematopoietic, lymphatic and immunological
2.10 - Secretor and Regulator: Endocrine, metabolic and thermal regulation.


Guyton, A. C.; Hall, J. E. , 1998 , Fisiologia humana e mecanismos das doenças. , Guanabara Koogan
Hall, J. E. , 2016 , Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology , Elsevier
Sherwood, L. , 2010 , Human physiology: from cells to systems , Brooks/Cole : Cengage Learning, cop.
Silbernagl, S.; Despopoulos, A. , 2015 , Color atlas and textbook of physiology , Thieme

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Expositive methodology for theoretical classes complemented with the use of video projections. Theoretical and practical classes in the classroom and / or laboratory using models and mannequins. Presentation of cases-situations demonstrated in the laboratory. Guidance for research and study in the hours attached to the student's autonomous work. Clarification of doubts. Assessment Methodology: Model B of the AAAUMa Regulation - two tests each, with a 50% weighting for the final classification of the Course. Minimum grade in each element of assessment 9.5 values. Both evaluation elements are recoverable at resort / improvement time or in special season according to student status.