General knowledge of the English language, biology, mathematics, physics, and chemistry as required for students to be accepted for Biomedical Sciences.
The course Physiology, Basic Concepts, consists of two main themes.
Theme 1. Cardiovascular and Respiratory System (dr. A.A. Ramkisoensing)
Anatomy of the heart and vessels
Cardiac electrophysiology and ECG
Cardiac muscle physiology and cardiac function
Gas exchange and transport
Exercise and heart failure
Theme 2. Kidneys and Homeostasis (dr. R. Bijkerk)
Anatomy of the kidneys
Renal clearance and blood flow
Regulation of glomular filtration rate and renal blood flow
Tubular transport systems and functions
Urine dilution an concentration
Osmolality and volume regulation
describes and defines the structure and functions of the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system and the kidneys
relates the functions of organs/organ-systems to the specific anatomical, mechanical and (with regard to the heart) electrical properties
describes the role of these organ system in homeostasis of the organism
illustrates by clinical examples how several pathophysiologic conditions of organs/organ-systems can be viewed from basic physiological principles
All course and group schedules are published on MyTimeTable.
The exam dates have been determined by the Education Board and are published in MyTimeTable.
It will be announced in MyTimeTable and/or Brightspace when and how the post-exam feedback will be organized.
Mode of instruction
Plenary lectures, interactive seminars, practicals, working groups, e-learning, rehearsal exams.
Two exams. Exam 1: Cardiovascular System (50%); Exam 2: Kidneys and Homeostasis (50%). Final course grade is the average of exam 1 and exam 2, but each individual exam should score at least grade 4.5.
You can find the complete reading list for Biomedical Sciences here.
Registration must be done via MyStudyMap. Registration in MyStudyMap gives you automatic access to the course in Brightspace. For more information, please visit the Leiden University website for students.