PTR1015 Basic PhysiologyBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs NUTRITION AND DIETETIC (ENGLISH)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
PTR1015 Basic Physiology Fall 2 0 2 5

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Hybrid
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. HASAN KEREM ALPTEKİN
Course Objectives: The aim of this lesson is to enable students to develop the knowledge about the human physiology; to demostrate specipic physiological mechanisms for the regulation of healthy life in different situations; and to descripe the metabolism of nutrients in health and diseases.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
To enable students to understand the:
1. Structure of the cell, various tissues and organs of the body and their functions
2. Different systems of the body and their functions with special reference to the digestion, absorption, transport and uptake of nutrients and elimination of wast products
3. Importance of hormonal and nervous regulation of the body function

Course Content

1. Introduction to Medical Physiology,
Cellular and Molecular Basis, Feedback mechanisms
2. Transports through the cell membranes and the body fluids
3. General principles of neurophysiology and physiology of excitable tissues
4. Skeletal, Cardiac ans smooth Muscle contraction mechanisms
5. Intro to cardiovascular physiology and ECG
6. Functional parts of the circulation
7. Composition & functions of blood
8. General Organisation of the Gastrointestinal System
9. Digestion in Gastrointestinal System
10. Absorption in Gastrointestinal System
11. Hormonal regulation of eating
12. Urinary Physiology

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation


Course Notes / Textbooks: Course notes and Guyton Human Physiology
References: Vander 's Human Physiology The Mechanisms of Body Function

Evaluation System

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Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To use theoretic and methodological approach, evidence-based principles and scientific literature in Nutrition and Dietetics field systematically for practice. 2
2) To have theoretic and practical knowledge for individual's, family's and the community's health promotion and protection. 2
3) To assess nutritional status of risky groups in nutrition related problems (pregnant, babies, adolescences, elders, etc.) 3
4) To use healthcare, information technologies for Nutrition and Dietetic practice and research. 4
5) To communicate effectively with advisee, colleagues for effective professional relationships. 3
6) To be able to monitor occupational information using at least one foreign language, to collaborate and communicate with colleagues at international level. 4
7) To use life-long learning, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. 4
8) To act in accordance with ethical principles and values in professional practice. 3
9) To take part in research, projects and activities within sense of social responsibility and interdisciplinary approach. 4
10) To be able to search for literature in health sciences databases and information sources to access to information and use the information effectively. 5
11) To take responsibility and participate in the processes actively for training of other dieticians, education of health professionals and individuals about nutrition. 5
12) To carry out dietetic practices considering cultural differences and different health needs of different groups in the community. 5