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Physiology with pathophysiology elements


Course coordinator:
Kaja Kasarełło, PhD
e-mail: kaja.kasarello[Rozmiar: 4601 bajtów]wum.edu.pl
Michał Kowara, MD, PhD
e-mail: mkowara[Rozmiar: 4601 bajtów]wum.edu.pl

THE REGULATIONS (2022/2023)

THE REGULATIONS
Physiology with patophysiology elements – activities (lectures, seminars, classes)
and credit Academic year 2022/2023

I. General rules

  1. The participation in all form of the activities guided by the Chair and Department of Experimental and Clinical Physiology (both lectures, seminars and classes) is obligatory.
  2. Taking photos, voice or film recording without lecturer’s consent is forbidden.
  3. It’s necessary to be on time on the activities – delay of more than 15 minutes is considered as unjustified absence.
  4. During activities it’s forbidden to use the equipment assigned for the classroom without the explicit consent of the lecturer.
  5. All dangerous situations shall be reported immediately to the lecturer.
  6. Student is obliged to obey the rules of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), as well as epidemiological and fire regulations.
  7. Students violating the regulations will be expelled from the activities, with the consequence of unjustified absence.
II. The Activities execution:
  1. Activities of physiology and pathophysiology are hold on III and IV semester with the form of lectures, seminars and classes – all the activities are obligatory and the knowledge from all these activities is required for the tests and the final exam.
  2. Students need to be substantively prepared for all the seminars and classes; the preparation should be based on the schedule of the classes, seminars and lectures. The lectures might verify the preparation of the student during the activity.
III. Missed activities – the methods of making up the missed classes
  1. Missed seminars and classes, independently from the reason and the fact of justification must be made up in the term and form arranged by the lecturer before each Midterm. The non-fulfilment of this rule results in failing the first term of the Midterm and obtaining the non-satisfactory grade (2).
  2. During the entire academic year 4 activities (classes and seminars) might be missed without formal justification, in accordance with the rule in abovementioned point III.1. Every other missed activity must be justified, falling which the student will not be admitted to the exam.
  3. The base of the absence justification can be only medical leave or Dean’s statement.
  4. In case of impossibility of participation in the activities the student must send a request for justification of the absence by the e-mail. Student is obliged to send the request at least 24 hours before the activity or at the latest 3 days after the moment of occurrence of circumstances that precludes the participation in the activity.
  5. The medical leave justifying the absence must be delivered by the student to the assistant responsible for the didactic in term of 7 working days from the day of issue of the leave, but no later than 3 working days after the term of the Midterm. The additional term of the Midterm will be arranged by the Assistant responsible for the didactic. If passed, such midterm is treated as the 1st term credit.
  6. In the request (mentioned in point III.4) the name, surname, didactic group, term of the absence and the reason of the absence along with the confirming documents (medical leaveor isolation referral ordered by the responsible authorities and others). Failure to deliver the request in the mentioned term results in unjustified absence from the activity.
  7. The absence is considered as justified especially in case of:
    • Referral to home isolation due to SARS-CoV2 infection
    • Circumstances assiciated with the state of health or disability
    • Insured event
IV. The credit
  1. MCQ in every didactic week
    • In every week, after completion of the seminars the MCQ (5 questions) on e-learning platform needs to be completed.. There will be 2 trials for the MCQ. Student must take all the MCQ, if a MCQ is not taken the vote from this MCQ is 0 point. The summary vote is calculated before every Midterm MCQ, from the MCQs in all didactic weeks preparing for the certain MCQ (i.e. e.g. summary vote to the 2nd Midterm MCQ is calculated from the MCQs only from weeks 11th-18th).
    • The required knowledge to pass the MCQ covers the entire material arranged for the certain week (not only material from the seminars).
    • If summary vote from the MCQs before the certain Midterm MCQ is lower than 60% the oral examination before qualification to the Midterm MCQ is needed.
  2. The midterm
    • There are 3 didactic blocks during the entire course, each block ends up with the Midterm MCQ
    • The Midterm MCQ is the test with 30 MCQ (1st Term). The 60% (18 of 30 points) need to be gained in order to pass the Midterm.
    • If the 1st term of Midterm MCQ is failed – the retake (2nd Term) is constructed with the 10 MCQ test
    • If the retake (2nd Term) is failed – 2nd retake (3rd Term) is organized as oral examination directly by the assistant responsible for the didactic.
  3. Final exam – 100 MCQs
    • 60% of points needs to be gained in order to pass the exam and obtain grade 3 (satisfactory). The scoring for the higher grades will be created after the exam, according to the Gaussian curve.
    • In case of the failure in the Final Exam – the organization, form and complete criterion for the retake will be issued by the Chair and Department of Experimental and Clinical Physiology.
V. Epidemiological regulations
  1. Student doesn’t participate in the activity in case of:
    • Home isolation due to confirmed SARS-CoV2 infection or suspicion of contact with SARS-CoV2 infected patient.
    • Occurence of infection symptoms: fever (especially over 38oC), cough, headache, fatigue, loss of smelling and taste sensation
    • Occurence of other symptoms related to the health state or disability precluding participation in activities.
    • Occurence of insured event
VI. General considerations
  1. 1. Information on organization of the activities, consultation timetable, regulations and obligatory teaching material is provided on the bulletin board and the website of the Chair and Department of Experimental and Clinical Physiology (fizjologia.wum.edu.pl/gb/)
  2. All accessible teaching materials (presentations, lectures etc.) are subject to copyright and are provided only for the students of the Medical University of Warsaw for personal use only. Copying for the purpose of dissemination of the teaching materials is strictly forbidden.
  3. In case of disputed situation between the student and the lecturer the student can appeal to the assistant responsible for the didactic.
  4. In cases not covered by these regulations the decisive person is the assistant responsible for the didactic with agreement with the Head of the Chair and Department of Experimental and Clinical Physiology.
      • According to the Regulations all missed activities must be made up. The legal basis:
        a. Statute of the Medical University of Warsaw
        b. The Policies and Regulations of the studies on the Medical University of Warsaw based on the Supplement to the Resolution 9/2021 of the Senate of the Medical University of Warsaw of 26 April 2021.

 

Didactic materials:
for detailed information, please check syllabus.

Lectures will be held at room 8 CBI (9:45-11:30) / Hall A (8:30-10:30) )or via e-learning – information will be given here and on e-learning platform. Please note, that the dates of lectures may change – please check for updates on the website and on e-learning platform.


Plan of lectures:

 

Date 
Topic
1

2022-10-04

Inauguration lecture.

room paw01 ,
Pawińskiego 7 st.
2

2022-10-11

Brain plasticity. Developmental disorders of plasticity.

3

2022-10-18

Neurodegenerative diseases

Aula B (CD),
 Księcia Trojdena 2a st.

4

2022-10-25

Behaviour. Limbic system. Prefrontal cortex. Neurobiology of speech.

5

2022-11-08

Consciousness and awareness. Disturbances of consciousness.

6

2022-11-15

Neurodegeneration in ophthalmic diseases. Clinical aspects.

7

2022-12-13

Hemostasis. Hemostatic disorders.

Microsoft Teams, 9:00
Hall A, Didactic Centre,
8.30-10.30 a.m.
8

2023-01-03

Haematologic disorders.

9

2023-01-10

Electrocardiography

10

2023-01-17

Short and long-term regulation of blood pressure. Arterial hypertension.

Room 8 CBI, 9.45-11.30

11

2023-01-24

The conducting system of the heart. Mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmia. The examples of most common arrhythmia.

12

2023-02-21

Coronary artery disease. Myocardial infarction.

13

2023-02-28

Pathophysiology of the most common heart diseases.

14

2023-03-07

Pathophysiology of acute and chronic heart failure.

15

2023-03-14

Pulmonary circulation. DVT and pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary hypertension.

16

2023-03-21

The pathophysiology of the most common respiratory system diseases. Basic diagnostic tests of the respiratory system. Mechanical ventilation.

17

2023-03-28

Pathophysiology of the urinary tract diseases. Basic diagnostic tests.

18

2023-04-04

Hormonal regulation of metabolism. Regulation of calcium homeostasis. Hormonal regulation of growth. Patophysiology of endocrine system.

19

2023-04-18

Pathophysiology of the most common diseases of the digestive system.

20

2023-04-25

Physiology and patophysiology of pregnancy.

21

2023-05-09

Mechanisms of human adaptation to extreme conditions

22

2023-05-16

Physiology of aging. Civilization diseases.

Seminars will be held:

  • Monday Group 3  -  15.00-16.45 Classroom 6, low basement, Pawińskiego 3C
  • Monday Group 4 -   16.45-18.30 – Classroom 6, low basement, Pawińskiego 3C
  • Wednesday Group 1, 2 together (until 23.11.2022) - 16.40-18.20 Classroom 7, low basement, Pawińskiego 3C
  • Wednesday Group 1 (from 30.11.2022) - 15:00-16:40 Classroom 7, low basement, Pawińskiego 3C
  • Wednesday Group 2 (from 30.11.2022) - 16.40-18.20 Classroom 7, low basement, Pawińskiego 3C

Practical classes will be held:

  • Group 4 Friday 09:00-11:30 dept. Classroom, Pawińskiego 3C
  • Group 3 Friday 11:30-14:00 dept. Classroom, Pawińskiego 3C
  • Group 2 Friday 14:15-16.45 dept. Classroom, Pawińskiego 3C
  • Group 1 Friday 16:45-19:15 dept. Classroom, Pawińskiego 3C
Plan of seminars and classes:
Date
seminars
classes
physiology and patophysiology seminars and classes
 
 I
1

03, 05.10.2022

07.10.2022

Electrolyte balance and resting and action potentials. Channelopathies, central demyelinating diseases.

2

10, 12.10.2022

14.10.2022

Neurotransmitter systems of the brain. Autonomic nervous system

3

17, 19.10.2022

21.10.2022

Physiology of motor system I. Physiology of smooth, cardiac and sceletal muscles.

4

24, 26.10. 2022

28.10.2022

Physiology of motor system II. Regulation of muscle tone. Spinal reflexes. Control of spinal motor mechanisms by brainstem centres. Vestibular system. Maintenance of body equilibrium. Role of basal ganglia and cerebellum in the control of motor functions.

5

31.10, 02.11.2022

04.11.2022

Patophysiology of motor system.

6

07, 09.11.2022

11.11.2022

Physiology of sensory system. Somatic and visceral sensation. Deep sensation. Physiology and patophysiology of pain.

7

14, 16.11.2022

18.11.2022

Sense organs. Vision. Hearing. Smell. Taste. Physiology and patophysiology.

8

21, 23.11.2022

25.11.2022

Biological rhythms. Physiology of sleep and wakefulness. Physiology of the higher psychic functions. Electroencephalography (EEG). Physiology of bahaviour. Organization of the limbic system. Learning and memory. Memory disorders.

9

28, 30.11.2022

02.12.2022

Summary seminar

10

05, 07.12.2022

09.12.2022

MCQ I

 II
11

12, 14.12.2022

16.12.2022

Blood physiology and patophysiology

12

02, 04.01.2023

06.01.2023

Physiology of cardiovascular system I. Hemodynamic cycle. Regulation of heart contraction force. Blood circulation.

13

09, 11.01.2023

13.01.2023

Physiology of cardiovascular system II. Nervous and humoral regulation of cardiovascular system activity.

14

16, 18.01.2023

20.01.2023

Physiology of cardiovascular system III. Electrocardiography.

15

23, 25.01.2023

27.01.2023

Physiology of cardiovascular system IV. Functions of the microcirculation. Local and humoral regulation of cardiovascular system.

16

20, 22.02.2023

24.02.2023

Pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system.

17

27.02, 01.03.2023

03.03.2023

Physiology of the respiratory system I. Anatomy of the respiratory system. Biomechanics of respiration. Neural and humoral control of respiration.

18

06, 08.03.2023

10.03.2023

Physiology of respiratory system II. Clinical physiology of respiratory system. Patophysiology of respiratory system.

19

13, 15.03.2023

17.03.2023

Summary seminar

20

20, 22.03.2023

24.03.2023

MCQ II

 III
21

27, 29.03.2023

31.03.2023

Physiology and patophysiology of urinary tract.

22

03, 05.04.2023

07.04.2023

Physiology and patophysiology of water-eletrocyte balance and acid-base balance.

23

10, 12.04.2023

14.04.2023

Physiology and patophysiology of gastrointestinal tract.

24

17, 19.04.2023

21.04.2023

Endocrine system I. Thyroid gland, Adrenal gland. Physiology and patophysiology.

25

24, 26.04.2023

28.04.2023

Endocrine system II. Endocrine activity of pancreas. Hormonal regulation of growth and metabolism. Physiology and patophysiology. Stress phenomenon.

26

08, 10.05.2023

12.05.2023

Physiology and patophysiology of reporoductive system, pregnany and labor. Lactation.

27

15, 17.05.2023

19.05.2023

Basal and resting metabolic rate. Energetics of the muscular work. Thermoregulation. Obesity. Metabolic disorders.

28

22, 24.05.2023

26.05.2023

Physiology of physical effort. Adaptation to physical effort in health and disease.

29

29.05, 31.06.2023

02.06.2023

MCQ III

30

05, 07.06.2023

09.06.2023

Final credits