Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Physiology II and Psychology

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Learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to form students in relation to the following topics: - The role of the kidney in ensuring balance of the body for water and solutes, as well as acid-base balance; - Basal metabolism and activity metabolism, and the body requirements in terms of calories and specific nutrients, including the regulatory role of the nervous system and of various hormones; - The physiology of the digestive tract, including motility, secretion, digestion, and absorption; - The endocrine glands and their control by the hypothalamus-hypophysis; - The structure and function of the sensory and motor systems and their centers in the brain; - The structure and mechanisms underlying the sleep-wake cycle; - The cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity; - The psychological and neuropsychological bases of learning and memory, perception, attention, motivation and emotion, intelligence and language; - Hemispheric specialization and interaction, and the biological bases of perceptual awareness.

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