Forensic Sci.

Physiology and Post-Mortem Process2

Fisiologia e Processos Pós-Mortem

Curse code:8059122

Véronique Claire Marie Ferret Nunes Harrington Sena

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

The initial goal of the curricular unit is to provide essential basic knowledge of physiology (biological compartments, excitability, intercellular communication) that enabled the student to study and understand the function of every organ, systems and their mechanisms of regulation (neural and hormonal) essential in maintaining the integrity of the organism.
In lecture-practices, students will be encouraged to apply the basic knowledge acquired, develop skills to solve problems. The various methods used to evaluate the human body and the changes due to death are also presented.

After the Curricular Unit, students should be able to:

  • Know and understand the terminology used.
  • Apply basic knowledge of Physiology.
  • Describe the interaction between systems.
  • Have an overview of the normal functioning of the human body.
  • Identify and define the various evaluation methods of the human body.
  • Ability of criticism and self-criticism.
    Body fluid compartments.
    Nervous system.
    Muscular system.
    Cardiovascular system.
    Respiratory system.
    Urinary system.
    Gastrointestinal system.
Suggested Bibliography:
  • Hall JE (2016) Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, 13th ed., Saunders, Elsevier. ISBN: 978978-1455770052
  • Barrett KE, Barman SM, Boitano S & Brooks HL (2012) Gannong's. Review of Medical Physiology, 24th ed., Mc-Graw Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-1-259-00962-4
  • Costanzo LS (2010) Physiology, 4th ed., Saunders, Elsevier. ISBN: 978-1-4160-6216-5
  • Bear MF, Connors BW & Paradiso MA (2016) Neuroscience: Exploring the brain, 4th ed., Wolters Kluwers. ISBN: 978-0-7817-7817-6
  • Sena A (2016) Cérebro, Saúde e Sociedade, Ed. Lidel -Técnicas. ISBN: 978-972-757-818-4



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