wfarm1212  2018-2019  Bruxelles Woluwe

2 credits
15.0 h + 7.5 h
Feron Olivier;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Comprehensive outline of the mechanisms regulating cell homeostasis (intra and extracellular buffers, mechanisms of exchange of materials and information between intracellular and intracellular compartments, intercellular communication).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 By the end of this course, the students will possess a general knowledge of fundamental concepts in cell physiology, and in particular the principles of cell homeostasis and the interaction of the cell with its environment. In this perspective, the animal cell is considered as a single biological unit participating in the formation of an integrated organism.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course first addresses the general mechanisms that ensure the maintenance of the internal environment and the exchange of materials with the surrounding environment. The study of intercellular communications then highlights the chemical and electrical means available to the cells for the transmission of the many information essential for the control and regulation of vital functions. Finally, a chapter is devoted to the study of contractile properties and excitation-contraction coupling mechanisms in different types of muscles. For students in the FARM section (Pharmaceutical Sciences), tutorials (in computer room) illustrate and complete the theoretical courses.
Teaching methods
Lectures (slide projection, interactive poll). Flipped classroom for some parts of the course.
Evaluation methods
Questions requiring short-open-responses most often involving diagrams/schemes to be built or completed.
Other information
Pré-requis : WMD1120P Biologie générale ou équivalent (WMEDE1112), WMD1006 Cytologie et histologie générales ou équivalent (WMDS1105) et WFARM1009 Elts d'anatomie générale ou équivalent (WMDS1103).
Online resources
All the documents projected during the courses are accessible on UCL's Moodle website.
  • Powerpoints et vidéos non obligatoires sur Moodle
Teaching materials
  • Powerpoints et vidéos non obligatoires sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Pharmacy
WMD1102 AND WMD1120P AND WMD1006