Human physiology and biotechnology

Lecturer(s): Emmanuelle LAURENCEAU
Course ⋅ 16 hPW ⋅ 4 hStudy ⋅ 8 h


The objective is to upgrade the basic knowledge in physiology and to enable understanding of the mechanisms of communication and regulation of the organism. Integration between the different functions will be tackled from concrete examples for biomedical applications based on the study of systems such as cardiovascular and immune systems. A second part will allow understanding the function of a living cell in its natural environment and to apprehend the potentialities of the cells and the biomolecules which compose them in the sectors of health. Emphasis will be placed on the link between structure, environment and ability to fulfill a biological function. The course will be illustrated by developments in molecular biology.


cells, molecular biology, cardio-vascular and immune systems, biomedical applications


Organization of the living cell Organization of the human body: Cardiovascular, immune systems Basic biological mechanisms Cells in their environment Lab: Analysis of cells by optical microscopy and grouwth cell BE: Pharmacology BE: Analysis of cardiac function by imaging

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the basics in cellular and molecular biology Understanding the functioning of the human body and the structure-biological function relationships Understanding health sector issues Apply knowledge to problem solving


Evaluation of practical work = know-how BE evaluation = methodology Final exam = knowing Score = 50% knowledge + 30% methodology + 20% know-how