Systems Physiology

liepr1022  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Systems Physiology
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
37.5 h
Tajeddine Nicolas;

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
The organ systems studied are: circulation, respiration, renal, digestive and reproductive.

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

1 At the end of this course, the student will understand the functions of the principle healthy human organ systems, except for the central nervous system.

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”.
On the basis of the prerequisites taught in anatomy, cell biology and cell physiology, the physiology of the different human constitutive systems (cardiorespiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproduction and immunity) will be studied. We will focus on the mechanisms of information transmission as well as the mechanisms controlling the homeostasis of the internal environment. Understanding how these systems work will serve as a basis for studying the physiology of exercise and preventing illness through physical activity.
The focus will be on adapting the systems during the exercise. We will also explain the pathophysiological bases of certain diseases in the context of a curriculum in physical education and physiotherapy (ischemic heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, respiratory failure, obstructive bronchopneumopathies, asthma, ...).
Other information
Evaluation: written or oral exams with elements of continuous evaluation Support materials: course outline, iCampus, handouts and a textbook Supervision: professors and assistants
Teaching materials
  • Diapositives disponibles via Moodle
  • Physiologie humaine - Vander Les mécanismes du fonctionnement de l'organisme Edition 6 Eric P. Widmaier, H. Raff, Kevin T. Strang - Editions Maloine
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Bachelor in Motor skills : General