2022-2023 / BIOC0010-2

Human, normal and pathological biochemistry and physiology (COPIE)

Endocrine system and metabolism

Digestive system

Nephro-urinary system

Duration

Endocrine system and metabolism : 15h Th
Digestive system : 15h Th
Nephro-urinary system : 10h Th

Number of credits

Lecturer

Endocrine system and metabolism : Philippe Kolh
Digestive system : Didier Cataldo
Nephro-urinary system : Didier Cataldo

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Schedule

Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Endocrine system and metabolism

The course deals with normal and pathological human biochemistry and physiology, partim endocrine system and metabolism. In particular, it encompasses the following chapters:
1. Introduction
2. Mechanisms of action of hormones
3. The hormones of energy metabolism      
Energy metabolism      
Insulin and diabetes      
Glucagon      
Adrenaline      
Glucocorticoids      
Thyroid hormones
4. Gastrointestinal hormones
5. Water, electrolytes and mineral elements
6. Growth
7. Reproduction
Chapters VIII (cytokines) and IX (mediators) are removed from this year's materia

Digestive system

The course aims at allowing students to be able to understand human biochemistry and physiology

Digestive system 

1. Introduction

2. Regulation processes

3. Energy and metabolism

4. Regulation of intakes

5. Mouth

6. Oesophagus

7. Stomach

8. Hormons of digestive tract

9. Pancreas

10. Intestine absorption 

11. Liver 

12. Colon 

Nephro-urinary system

The course aims at allowing students to be able to understand human biochemistry and physiology

 Nephro-urinary system 

1. Introduction

2. Glomerular filtration

3. Tubular function

4. Water and ions regulation

5. Kidney pathophysiology 

6. Urinary tract

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Endocrine system and metabolism

The objective of the course is to master the principles of biochemistry and physiology of the human endocrine system and of the metabolism of the human organism. Furthermore, the student will have understood the importance of feedbacks and interactions between the different parts of the regulatory systems.
More specifically, the learning objectives correspond to the table of contents of the course, described in detail in the "contents of the teaching unit" section.

Digestive system

The objective of the course is to master the principles of biochemistry and physiology of the human digestive system. Furthermore, the student will have understood the importance of feedbacks and interactions between the different parts of the regulatory systems.

Nephro-urinary system

The objective of the course is to master the principles of biochemistry and physiology of the human urinary system. Furthermore, the student will have understood the importance of feedbacks and interactions between the different parts of the regulatory systems.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Endocrine system and metabolism

General Biochemestry; General Physiology

Digestive system

General Biochemestry; General Physiology

Nephro-urinary system

General Biochemestry; General Physiology

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Endocrine system and metabolism

Lectures with active participation of students. All classes are podcast.

Digestive system

Lectures with active participation of students. All classes are podcast.

Nephro-urinary system

Lectures with active participation of students. All classes are podcast.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Endocrine system and metabolism

Face-to-face delivery

Digestive system

Blended learning


Additional information:

Face-to-face delivery or on-line lessons.

Nephro-urinary system

Blended learning


Additional information:

Face-to-face delivery or on-line lessons.

Recommended or required readings

Endocrine system and metabolism

Course syllabus, available on MyULg/eCampus

Digestive system

Course syllabus, available on MyULg/eCampus
For neurophysiology here is a useful reference book:
Neurosciences, 5th edition. D. Purves, G.J. Augustine, D. Fitzpatrick, W.C. Hall, A.-S LaMantia, J.O. McNamara, L.E. White. de boeck Ed<br /><br /> Course syllabus, available on MyULg/eCampus<br /><br /> Course syllabus, available on MyULg/eCampus
For neurophysiology here is a useful reference book:
Neurosciences, 5th edition. D. Purves, G.J. Augustine, D. Fitzpatrick, W.C. Hall, A.-S LaMantia, J.O. McNamara, L.E. White. de boeck Ed<br /><br /> Course syllabus, available on MyULg/eCampus


Many learning objectives can also be reached by referring the following optional textbooks:

Mayo Clinic Medical Neurosciences: Organized by Neurologic Systems and Levels, (6 edn) 2017              Eduardo E. Benarroch, Jeremy K. Cutsforth-Gregory, Kelly D. Flemming. Edition Oxford academic

Neurosciences, 6ème édition, 2019 (traduite en français). D. Purves, G.J. Augustine, D. Fitzpatrick, W.C. Hall, A.-S LaMantia, J.O. McNamara, L.E. White. Editions de boeck.

 <br /><br /> Course syllabus, available on MyULg/eCampus

Nephro-urinary system

Course syllabus and slides available on MyULg/eCampus

Assessment methods and criteria

Endocrine system and metabolism

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )


Additional information:

End semester evaluations



Written evaluations will take place in june and in august/september. Evaluations will be organized the same day for all parts of the course Normal and Pathological Human Biochemistry and Physiology (NPHBP). 

For the endocrine and metabolism module, the exam consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).    

Digestive system

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )


Additional information:

End semester evaluations

Written evaluations will take place in june and in august/september. Evaluations will be organized the same day for all parts of this teaching unit.

The following type of question is possible :

 - Multiple choice 

Examinations will take place as on-line (if needed) or presential activities. 

Nephro-urinary system

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )


Additional information:

End semester evaluations

Written evaluations will take place in june and in august/september. Evaluations will be organized the same day for all parts of this teaching unit.

The following type of question is possible :

 - Multiple choice 

Examinations will take place as on-line (if needed) or presential activities. 

Work placement(s)

Endocrine system and metabolism

No training

Organizational remarks

Endocrine system and metabolism

No remark

Contacts

Endocrine system and metabolism

Pr Philippe Kolh
Philippe.kolh@uliege.be
04/3665196
04/3668445 (secretary)
 

Digestive system

Prof Didier CATALDO

didier.cataldo@uliege.be

Tel : 04 366 2521 

Mme Jessica THYS (administrative assistent)

Jessica.thys@uliege.be

 

 

Nephro-urinary system

Prof Didier CATALDO

didier.cataldo@uliege.be

Tel : 04 366 2521 

Mme Jessica THYS (administrative assistent)

Jessica.thys@uliege.be

 

 

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