BBI210 - The functioning of biological systems

Course specification
Course titleThe functioning of biological systems
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionEntered the third semesterОблик условљености
    The goalLearning basic concepts of cell physiology, human physiology ; and epidemiological factors.
    The outcomeBasic knowledge on the biology and physiology of plant and animal cells as the basis of human biology and physiology. Linking these findings with influential factors of technology ; (biotechnology, pharmaceutical technology) and environmental factors on the functioning of biological systems with positive and negative aspects.
    Contents of lecturesGeneral physiology of cell - cell and biomolecules. The base structure of plant and animal cells. Transport mechanisms of small and large molecules through the cytoplasmic membrane - passive transport, facilitated transport, active transport, memebranski electric potential and ion channels, energy production and metabolism, endocytosis, phagocytosis, exocytosis. Cell cycle, cell division. ; Basics of human physiology - Organising cells into tissues and organs. Homeostasis as a constant anatomical or physiological parameters within the body. Thermal balance and thermoregulation. Acid-base homeostasis ; Physiology of the Digestive System - nutrition and digestion. ; Endocrine System - General characteristics of hormones, the role of hormones, types of glands, glands attached to the digestive system. ; Physiology of blood - plasma, hematopoiesis, blood cells, blood coagulation, hemostasis. ; Immunity - components of the immune system, natural and acquired immunity, active and passive immunity, non-specific and specific immune mechanisms. ; Detoxification - physiology of the respiratory and urinary systems ; Physiology of the skin - skin structure, physiological functions of the skin, the skin as a barrier. ; Epidemiology - Basic concepts of epidemiology, epidemiological factors.
    Contents of exercisesGetting to know the structure and properties of cells. Practical classes with the use of a microscope. The observation of different types of cells of different origins. Observation and study of appropriate histological preparations.
    1. Luiz Carlos Junqueira, Jose Carneiro, Osnovi histologije: tekst i atlas (prevod sa engleskog jezika jedanaestog izdanja knjige), Data status, Novi Sad, 2005 (Original title)
    2. Vladimir Pantić, Biologija ćelije, Univerzitet u Beogradu, 1997 (Original title)
    3. Robert B. Raffa, Scott M. Rawls, Elena Portyansky Beyzarov, Netter′ s Illustrated Pharmacology, Icon Learning systems LLC, New Yersy, 2005 (Original title)
    4. Agamemnon Despopoulos, Stefan Silbernagl, Color Atlas of Physiology, 5th edition, Thieme Stuttgart • New York, 2003 (Original title)
    5. Skripte sa predavanja (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, practical classes, seminars, homework.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper75
    Practical lessons15Oral examination