University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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Course objectives: Structure and function of the Circulatory, Pulmonary and Urological systems. Understanding of the functional relationships between the above systems and their participation to the human homeostasis.

Course content:

  • Physiology of the Pulmonary system: Functional anatomy of the pulmonary system. Mechanisms of breathing-Pulmonary Circulation-Volumes and Capacities of the lungs. Spirometry-Gas exchange in lungs-Breathing control- Centers of breathing-Peripheral and central chemoreceptors- Regulation of acid-base balance. Pulmonary insufficiency.
  • Physiology of the Urological system: Functional anatomy of the urological system. Renal circulation-Glomerular filtration rate-Function of renal tubules-Conservation of balance between Na,Cl and K and tubular transport-Regulation of osmolarity- Concentrating and Dilution abilities by the kidneys-Urine formation- Kidneys and acid–base balance- Micturation-Renal insuffriciency.
  • Physiology of the Circulation system: Functional anatomy of the circulation system. The heart muscle-Heart as a pump- cardiac cycle-Specialized Excitatory and Conductive System of the Heart-The normal electrocardiogram-Simple electrocardiographic alterations—Cxardiac output,Venous Return and their regulation-Circulation, Pressure, Flow and Resistance-Water distendibility and functions of arterial and venous systems-Pressure regulation-Local control of blood flow by the tissues-Microcirculation and the lymphatic system-Coronary circulation-Ischemic Heart Disease and Cardiac Failure-Circulatory shock.

Teaching Methods and Outcomes: Lectures and experimental exercises are the main methods applied for the study of Physiology II, as well as exercises based on PC programs in relation to the content of the lectures.
The above combination facilitates the understanding of the mechanisms of the human body and introduce the students to the human Pathophysiology.

Hours of training per Student: 127

Semester: 3rd

ECTS: 7.5