Course Catalog 2014-2015

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Course Catalog 2014-2015

ELT-61106 Human Anatomy and Physiology, 4 cr

Additional information

The course is implemented as a distance learning course without lectures. The text required for the final exam is given at the beginning of the course. The course ELT-61106 is alternative with course ELT-61100.

Person responsible

Juha Nousiainen


Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places
 1 h/week
+1 h/week



ELT-61106 2014-01  


Passed mid-course and end-course exams or final exam.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Learning Outcomes

The student can -describe the essential functional anatomy of human organ systems. - describe functioning of the physiological organ systems qualitatively and quantitatively. - apply mathematical methods to the analysis of physiological organ systems and development of technological and clinical applications.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Cells and tissues. Basic concepts of physiology. Quantitative approach. Integration of organ systems and homeostasis.      
2. Nervous system: anatomy and structure. Functioning of the neuron. Neural regulation. Senses. Modeling of nervous system.  Diagnostic and therapeutic methods.   
3. Cardiovascular system: anatomy, functioning and regulation. Heart muscle: electrical and mechanical functioning. Circulation, hemodynamics. Modelling.  Diagnostic and therapeutic methods.   
4. Respiratory system: anatomy and structure  Diagnostic methods.   
5. Renal and gastrointestinal systems. Endocrine system.  Diagnostic and therapeutic methods.   

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

Grades 1-2: Learning outcomes have been achieved. Satisfactory command in core content of the course. Grades 3-4: Some learning outcomes have been exceeded qualitatively or quantitatively. Good command in core content and complementary knowledge of the course. Grade 5: Most of the learning outcomes have been exceeded. Deep command in the whole content of the course.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Edition, availability, ... Examination material Language
Book   Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology   Marieb, E.N.   0-8053-7327-6     9th edition   Yes    English  


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
SGN-51006 Biology of the Cell Advisable    

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Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
ELT-61106 Human Anatomy and Physiology, 4 cr BME-1016 Human Anatomy and Physiology, 6 cr  

More precise information per implementation

Implementation Description Methods of instruction Implementation
ELT-61106 2014-01   Lectures
Contact teaching: 0 %
Distance learning: 0 %
Self-directed learning: 0 %  

Last modified07.03.2014