Ústav fyziologie a patofyziologie
703 00 Ostrava - Zábřeh
In addition to providing undergraduate teaching, the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology carries out scientific research and produces expert reports. The Department teaches courses in medical physiology and pathological physiology for the General Medicine programme. Department staff teach physiology and pathological physiology for all Bachelor degree courses accredited by the Medical Faculty. Additionally, the Department offers specialized courses in Occupational Physiology and Ergonomics, Special Investigative Methods in Occupational Physiology, Civilization Diseases and Nutritional Physiology for Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses.
The Department is primarily responsible for the Bachelor degree Nutritional Therapist, which trains professionals in the field of preventive nutrition and specific nursing care. Currently the degree is in the process of accreditation. The next admissions to the degree are scheduled for 2016 (or for during the academic year 2016/17).
For practical training the Department is equipped with laboratories and teaching facilities providing a top-quality study environment able to respond to the latest developments in medical science. Practical training takes place in a laboratory equipped with PowerLab by AD Instruments. This software allows small groups of students to monitor the function of each body system, carrying out a wide range of experiments to gain a greater understanding of the functions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, sensory and nervous systems. More information about the PowerLab laboratory is available here.
For Occupational Physiology and Ergonomics the Department is equipped with a laboratory for anthropometric measurements, energy expenditure, functional testing of the cardiopulmonary system and heat stress, and physical activity examination using integrated electromyography. The device is used for teaching and research work as well as in the field of sports medicine.
The Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology also offers nutritional counselling. The counselling is focused on reducing excess weight and obesity by modifying eating habits. We also provide nutritional consultations for patients undergoing surgical obesity treatment and patients with intragastric balloons. The nutritional couselling centre is equipped with high-end devices: NurtiguardM (bioelectrical impedance) and Discovery A (DXA – Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) for measurement of body composition.
Research and publishing activities are focused on the following areas: