Biomedical Science

Physiology and Biophysic

Lecture, 4.00 ECTS


Course content

Structure and function of the respiratory system, heart and circulatory system, kidneys (electrolytes and water balance), acid-base equilibrium, cell membrane and action potential, protein synthesis, metabolism, blood and coagulation system, lymphatic system, immune system, digestive system, nutrition and thermoregulation, nervous system, humoral system, motor system, skin and sense organs, developmental physiology, age-related physiological processes

Learning outcomes

The students acquire the basic foundations of the organsiation and structure of the human organism. They understand the biomchemical and physiological processes and can distinguish pathological changes. In all special fields they are able to take the appropriate hygienic measures according to the guidelines. This theoretical knowledge is the basis for applying methods and techniques of laboratory analysis under supervision and in medical diagnostics.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Feneis (2005): Bildlexikon der Anatomie
Golenhofen (2006): Basislehrbuch Physiologie
Werlberger (2012): Hygiene Theorie und Praxis
Daschner et al. (2006): Praktische Krankenhaushygiene und Umweltschutz

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

lecture: test at the end of the course