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Syllabus ( MBG 203 )


   Basic information
Course title: Human Physiology
Course code: MBG 203
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ayten KANDİLCİ
ECTS credits: 5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 2, Fall
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: None
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The aim of the course is to provide students a general overview of the basic themes about how human cells, tissues, organs and organ systems are functioning in a coordinated way, which will give them the ability to integrate functions across many levels of organizations, from molecules to the body.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the functions of different tissues, organs and organ systems and correlate it with molecular biology.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be able to define general concepts and problems related to Molecular Biology and Genetics and to produce solutions.
    2. To be able to define the structure-function relationship at the molecular level in cells and organisms.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Foreknowledge about human diseases upon dysfunctions of these systems.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be able to define the structure-function relationship at the molecular level in cells and organisms.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. Vision for research activities on human diseases by integrating knowledge on physiology and molecular biology.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be able to define general concepts and problems related to Molecular Biology and Genetics and to produce solutions.
    2. To be able to define the structure-function relationship at the molecular level in cells and organisms.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to physiology
Week 2: Signal transduction between cells and tissues, and the receptors and molecules that are important for signal transduction will be explained. Description of homeostasis and how disruption of homeostasis results in pathologies will be discussed.
Week 3: General overview of the endocrine system, description and classification of hormones will be explained.
Week 4: Functions of hormones and the cellular response to hormone stimulation will be explained. General pathways that regulate hormons will be outlined.
Week 5: Organization of the nervous system, characteristics of the neurons will be discussed.
Week 6: Cell-to-cell communication and electrical signals in neurons will be explained.
Week 7: Features of muscle cells will be outlined.

Week 8: Mid term exam and evaluation.

Week 9: Principles and nervous control of skeletal and smooth muscle contraction will be explained.

Week 10: General overview of cardiovascular system will be outlined.
Week 11: Principles of cardiac muscle contraction and electrical conduction in the heart will be explained.
Week 12: Blood: İntroduction to hematopesis; plasma and cellular elements of blood as well as production, maturation and functions of blood cells and mechanisms of coagulation will be explained.
Week 13: Anatomy of the immune system and types of immune responses will be discussed.
Week 14: Cellular components involved with immune responses, and the communication between immune, endocrine and nervous system will be explained.
Week 15*: General Assessment
Week 16*: Final exam and evaluation.
Textbooks and materials: Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach with IP-10: International Edition, 7/E (Dee Unglaub Silverthorn)
Recommended readings: Physiology (Robert M. Berne, Matthew N. Levy)
Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function, 10/e (Eric P. Widmaier, Hershel Raff, Kevin T. Strang)

  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 40
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 60
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 15
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 4 1
Personal studies for final exam: 14 1
Final exam: 4 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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