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Applied Physiology

Code: 102916 ECTS Credits: 3
Degree Type Year Semester
2502442 Medicine OT 3 0
2502442 Medicine OT 4 0
2502442 Medicine OT 5 0
2502442 Medicine OT 6 0
The proposed teaching and assessment methodology that appear in the guide may be subject to changes as a result of the restrictions to face-to-face class attendance imposed by the health authorities.


Enrique Domingo Ribas

Use of Languages

Principal working language:
catalan (cat)
Some groups entirely in English:
Some groups entirely in Catalan:
Some groups entirely in Spanish:


Mian basic human physiology knowlege is needed. Maximal  students: 80.

Objectives and Contextualisation

Applied Physiology “ Fisiologia Aplicada “ is a subject whose main purpose is to introduce the student in the integrative knowledge of the different organic systems of the body. Basically to understand the whole body response to different physiological status, such as bes rest, circadian rhythm, exercise, different diets, 0 gravity, high altitude, ...


  • Use information and communication technologies in professional practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Use information and communication technologies in professional practice.


Lung mechanics. Surfactant.

Pulmonary circulation.

Lung and bronchial inflammation

Respiratory failure


Heart electrophysiology

Endothelial function

Adaptation to acute and chronic exercise

Diet and heart disease

General and cardiovascular aging

Cardiovascular monitoring

Lung ventilation monitoring

Stress test

Bed Resting


Theoreticla lectures:

Main concepts of the different subjects will be explained..

Laboratoty classes:

Mainly clinical laboratory in-hospital sessions to understand and apply the theoretical concepts.

Supervised practical problems

In the current exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the teachers and also depending on the resources available and the public health situation, some of the theoretical classes, practicals and seminars organized by the Teaching Units may be taught either in person or virtually.

Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Theoretical lessons 15 0.6
Type: Supervised      
Practical cases 15 0.6
Type: Autonomous      
Paper writing 10 0.4 1
Personal learnig, article reading 32 1.28 1


Acquired knowledge will be evaluated:

- Multiple choice test (70% of final score)
- Continous evaluation though cases (20% of final score)
- Practical laboratory knowledge (10% of final score).

All 3 evaluations are needed 

Recovery examination will be offered if needed


Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Evaluation by means of theoretical and practical cases 20% 1 0.04 1
Multiple choice examination 80% 2 0.08 1


BERNE R, LEVY M. Fisiología (4ª ed.). Elsevier-Mosby, 2009.
- GUYTON AC, HALL JE. Tratado de Fisiología Médica (12ª ed.). Elsevier-Saunders, 2009.
- TRESGUERRES JAF. Fisiología Humana (4ª ed.). Mc Graw Hill-Interamericana, 2010.


NO programari needed