MTET7 - Clothing physiology

Course specification
Course titleClothing physiology
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    Condition-Облик условљености
    The goalThe purpose of the course is to provide the students with a basic knowledge concerning the clothing physiology in the system humen body-environment-clothing; basics of human thermophysiology and influence of clothing on thermal balance.
    The outcomeStudents reach knowledge level that enables them to take an active role in development and production of functional and comfortable clothing.
    Contents of lecturesCourse provides fundamental knowledge about physiological interactions in the system humen body-environment-clothing. Course covers: conditions for coordinate biochemical processes of humen body core; humen body as heat producer and heat transfer to environment; heat balance, body temperature and perspiration; heat balance and comfort; thermophysiological and skin sensory comfort; climate and climate parameters; humen body in „protective zone“; clothing as „protective zone“; clothing as variable in system humen body-environment-clothing; influence of fibers and textile materials and properties on clothing physilogical properties.
    Contents of exercisesLaboratory practice covers physico-geometrical properties of textile materials; heat transfer through the textiles; sorption properties of textiles.
    1. Summary of lectures
    2. L. N. Newburgh, Physiology of Heat Regulation and Science of Clothing, Hafner, New York, 1978.
    3. Textiles and the Skin, P.Elsner, K.Hatch, W.Wigger-Alberti, Eds., Karger, Basel 2003
    4. Biofunctional Textiles and the Skin, U.-C.Hipler, P.Elsner, Eds., Karger, Basel 2006
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachinglectures, laboratory practice and homework
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination50