General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Animal And Human Physiology
Language English
Module lecturer dr hab. inż. Paweł Marciniak, dr Szymon Chowański
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt/assistant professor
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 100


One lecture per week and one lab classes per week (20h lectures + 40h lab classes - 2 groups).

Detailed schedule will be presented on the Faculty of Biology website before start of the semester.

Module aim (aims)

To familiarize students with bases of structure and function of animal and human organism
To familiarize students with mechanisms of interactions between cells, tissues and organs of the animal and human body
To prepare students to design and make simple scientific experiments
To prepare of students to interpretation of the research results and writing short scientific reports
To provide knowledge on health and safety rules in the laboratory of physiology

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge in biochemistry and cell biology


Week 1: Excitatory of organisms

Week 2: Nervous system physiology

Week 3: Human senses

Week 4: Circulatory physiology

Week 5: Blood

Week 6: Basis of immunology

Week 7: Digestion

Week 8: Excretion

Week 9: Respiration

Week 10: Muscle physiology

Reading list

Campbell Biology, Recce et al., Benjamin Cummings Publisher 2013
Biology , Solomon et al., Thomson Learning 2004
Human Physiology: From Cells to systems, Sherwood L., Cengage Learning 2008
Ganong’s review of Medical Physiology, Barret et al., The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. 2010