Principles in Physiology and Ethics, 6 credits (NBIB45)

Fysiologiska principer och etik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Biology Biotechnology Engineering Biology Chemical Biology

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Eva Mattsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CKEB Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Biotechnical Engineering Specialization) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping o
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 1 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Biology, Biotechnology, Engineering Biology, Chemical Biology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Cellbiology or equivalent.

Intended learning outcomes

 

After the course is completed the student should be able to:

  • show knowledge about (human) physiology and to be able to describe:
    • the structure and function of a neuron, the organization and function of the nervous system
    • the structure and function of sensory receptors and sensory organs
    • the structure and function of muscle-cells, striated muscle, heart muscle and smooth muscle
    • the anatomy of the heart, blood-vessels and circulatory system. Show knowledge about the function of the heart and circulatory system and regulation of bloodpressure.
    • the anatomy and function and regulation of the respiratory system.
    • the organization and function of the endocrine system, hormone-synthesis and examples of how hormones regulates function of the organism
    • the anatomy and function of the kidney, its roll in regulating blood-pressure, salt-balance and water-balance
  • describe and use basic ethical theories, principles and concepts to analyze ethical problems in natural sciences and technology.
  • explain the importance of professional responsibility. 

 

Course content

Physiological function at an organ and organsystem-level:

  • Nervous system
  • Sensory physiology
  • Endocrine system
  • Muscles
  • Circulation/Blood
  • Respiration
  • Exctretion

    Physiological principles:

  • Negative feedback regulation
  • Positive feedback regulation
  • Conservation of mass and mass balances
  • Pressure-flow relationships
  • Diffusion
  • Molecular flows and gradients
  • Pressure-volume relationships in elastic tissues
  • Cell to cell communication
  • Transport of electrical charges
  • Dissociation constants and chemical equilibrium
  • Massbalance

    Ethical principles:

  • Scientific integrity
  • Ethical principles and concepts

  • Teaching and working methods

    Lectures and seminars.

    Examination

    TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
    UPG1Approved group assignmentsU, G2 credits

    UPG1: For the grade "Pass", active participation is required at all seminars and a complete written assignment in ethics. 

    Grades

    Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

    Other information

    Supplementary courses: Animal Function and Environmental Adaptation

    Department

    Inst för fysik, kemi och biolog

    Director of Studies or equivalent

    Agneta Johansson

    Examiner

    Eva Mattsson

    Course website and other links

    http://www.ifm.liu.se/edu/coursescms/NBIB29/

    Education components

    Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
    Recommended self-study hours: 120 h

    Course literature

    Additional literature

    Books
    Silverthorn, D.U., Human Physiology: An integrated approach. 7th ed. Pearson
    ISBN: 1292094931
    Other

    Additional literature

    Books

    Silverthorn, D.U., Human Physiology: An integrated approach. 7th ed. Pearson

    ISBN: 1292094931

    Other

    TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
    UPG1 Approved group assignments U, G 2 credits

    UPG1: For the grade "Pass", active participation is required at all seminars and a complete written assignment in ethics. 

    Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

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    LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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