Subject: Human Anatomy and Physiology

Scientific Area:

Biology and Biochemistry


72 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - To know the various systems of the human body, the structures that compose them and their mechanical, physical and biochemical functions;
2 - Understand the functioning of the human body systems;
3 - Integrate objective, precise and technical terminology on the human body into its professional practice;
4 - Identify the tasks performed within the scope of its profession, under the guidance and/or supervision of another professional, related to signs and symptoms resulting from pathophysiological changes.


1 - General principles of anatomy and physiology of systems: integumentary, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, musculoskeletal, nervous and sense organs, gastrointestinal, urinary, genito-reproductive, hematological.


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Hall, J. E. , 2016 , Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology. 13th ed. , Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
Sherwood, L. , 2010 , Human physiology: from cells to systems. 7th ed. , Australia [etc.]: Brooks/Cole: Cengage Learning, cop.
Moore, K. L.; Dalley, A. F.; Agur, A. M. R. , 2014 , Anatomia orientada para a clínica. 7. ª ed. , Rio de Janeiro: Guaabara Koogan.
Seeley, R. R. & Stephens, T. D., Tate, P. , 1997 , Anatomia & fisiologia. 3.ª ed. , Lisboa: Lusodidacta.
Silbernagl, S.; Despopoulos, A. , 2015 , Color atlas and textbook of physiology.7th ed. , Stuttgart, New York Thieme.
Williams, P. L. (ed) , 1999 , Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of medicine and surgery. 38.ª ed. , Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Zuidema, G. D. & Schlossberg, L. , 2002 , Atlas de anatomia funcional humana , Lisboa: Instituto Piaget

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20) Evaluation according to model B of the regulation of evaluation of UMa's learning, namely in normal season: 2 frequencies, 50% for each frequency. The approval of the curricular unit implies approval in both components (minimum 9.5 values). There is the possibility of recovery in the time of appeal / improvement for all components. The final classification is expressed on a scale of 0 to 20 values and is the teacher's responsibility.