14D2I11 - Physiology and biochemistry of body fluids

Course specification
Course titlePhysiology and biochemistry of body fluids
Type of studyPhD academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Danijela Kirovski
  2. prof. dr Miodrag Lazarević
  3. prof. dr Natalija Fratrić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionEnrolled semester in which subject is included in program
      The goalTo inform students in details about regulatory mechanisms of homeostasis, about the origin, concentration, half life, metabolism and function of blood plasma and serum, RBC, Le, and Tr, lymph, CSL, fluids in body cavities, ejaculate, follicular fluid, body excretions, milk and eggs. To enable students for understanding and follow up of literature concerning body fluids.
      The outcomeAfter finishing the course students will acquire following knowledge: detailed biochemical composition and physiological roles of body fluid components, methods for quantitative and qualitative detection of organic body fluid components.
      Contents of lecturesOrigin, concentration, half time, metabolism, functions and methods for quantitative and qualitative detection of organic and inorganic constituents of blood plasma and serum. Values, methods for determination and mechanisms of homeostasis parameters regulation. Biochemical composition of RBC and leucocytes, their metabolism and functions. Origin, quantitative and qualitative characteristics and functions of the lymph constituents. Drainage. Mechanisms of formation, composition, functions and ways for elimination of body fluid excessive amounts from body cavities. Production, transport and function of CSF, elimination of excessive amount, values of intracranial pressure and measurement. Formation, composition, functions and decomposition of skin products. Composition, physical, physicochemical characteristics and functions of seminal plasma constituents, Composition, physical, physico chemical characteristics and functions of follicular fluid. Egg formation and transport, composition, physical, physico chemical characteristics and functions of different constituents. Production, composition, physical, phys icochemical characteristics and functions of body excretions. Milk production and excretion mechanisms.
      Contents of exercisesLaboratory methods scheduled for the seminar preparation.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingTheoretical work, practical work with candidates aimed to enable them to use laboratory methods included in the program, preparation of seminars, public presentation and critical discussion...
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures10Test paper70
      Practical lessonsOral examination