Systems Physiology

liepr1022  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Systems Physiology
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
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.
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