University of Liege | Version française
Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 12/05/2015
BIOC0531-1  Human biochemistry applied to the sciences of motricity

Duration :  15h Th
Number of credits :  
Bachelor in physiotherapy and readaptation, 3rd year2
Bachelor in Motor skills, 3rd year2
One-year preliminary programme leading to the master in physiotherapy and readaptation2
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Motor skills 3
Lecturer :  Bernard Rogister
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the second semester
Course contents :  
This part of Human Biochemistry lecture aims to give to the student informations about the mechanisms of integration of the great functions of the human body at the molecular level. The chapters are the following :
1. The intercellular communication
2. Hormonal regulation of energy metabolism
3. Cycle of eating and fasting 4. Obesity
5.Gastric and bowels Hormones
6. Water and ions regulation
7. Growth
8. Reproduction hormonal regulation
9. Cytokines
10. Inflammation regulation.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
1. Being able to integrate various informations collected during lectures of General Biochemistry, General Physiology and various parts of Human Biochemistry presented in various modules.
2. To integrate various endocrine signals in order to be able understand easier Human Physiology in various normal circumstances.
3. To allow students to scientifically advice either patients (for students in kinesitherapy) or athletes (for students in Motricity Sciences) on various aspects of an healthy life.
4. To be able to understand all the physiological regulation of eating and fasting; this physiology is severely modified in our occidental way of life, leading to various pathologies.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Chemistry, Biology, Histology, General and Human Biochemistry and Physiology.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
No laboratory works
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Ex-cathedra lectures following the schedule available in the vade-mecum
Recommended or required readings :  
A text book is available on intranet. The students will also have the access to the computer files of the illustrations of the lectures. Several references text books are also suggested.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written examination with open questions on the lectures is organized according to the general program of the studies.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Lecturer : B. Rogister, Professor
GIGA-Neuroscience and GIGA-Development, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Tour de Pathologie 2, étage +1, CHU 4000 Liège 1 (Sart Tilman). Tél. : 04/366.59.50Fax : 04/366.59.12 e-mail :
Secretary : L. Bourdoux Tel. : 04/366 59 50 e-mail :


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