Full course description
The discipline Physiology deals with the explanation of the biological, physical and chemical factors that are responsible for the origin, development, and progression of life. The first course on Human Physiology – which is compulsory for this course - focused on the specific characteristics and mechanisms of the normal homeostasis in the human body. In this follow-up course disturbances in physiological function (homeostasis) resulting in disease will be studied and used to deepen the knowlegde on human endocrinology. These disturbances will be studied through the presentation of patient cases examplified by; hypertension, renal failure, infertility, steroid abuse, diabetes and starvation. Attention will also be paid to the treatment of these diseases.
- To obtain insight into the endocrine system of the human body by studying illnesses that disturb this homeostasic control mechanism.
SCI2009 Human Physiology or any Maastricht University College, physiology equivalent(BIO2010, VSC2102).
Multiple sources provided by UM/UCM libraries including textbooks on:
Physiology, Biochemistry, Physics, Pathology, Internal Medicine, etc.
The use of the on-line library Access Medicine and Clinical Key (access provided by UB).