Head of the Department College Professor Gabriella Dörnyei, Ph.D.
Background The Department of Morphology and Physiology as a unit of the Institute of Basic Health Sciences has been operating at Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences since its foundation in 1975. The Department participates in the education of the full-time English language physiotherapy B.Sc. program since 2005. The full-time English language training of nurses and midwives was introduced in the 2011/2012 academic year.
The Department’s educational tasks include the teaching of core and optional subjects to students participating in the full- and part-time trainings of the Faculty, as well as to students taking part in the Master’s level programmes, in the doctorate courses and in vocational trainings. Members of the Department’s staff contribute to different medical and healthcare research projects, too.
The Morphology Working Group teaches Anatomy and Applied Biology, whilst the Physiology Working Group teaches Physiology-Pathophysiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry in the first, second and third semesters. The following optional subjects are offered in English language:
- Biology of stem cells
- From classical genetics to epigenetics
- Chapters of venous circulation and hemodynamics
- Current issues of radiobiology
- The genetic basis of muscle disorders
- Trends in modern biotechnology
- Functions of hormone receptors: scientific research and clinical practice, health and disease
- Applied sport physiology and sport health sciences
The main research areas of the teaching staff are as follows:
- Maintaining of functional abilities and prevention of falls among older adults
- The examination of decreased function due to low back pain with validated, self-reported questionnaires
- The examination of posture balance and talent parameters of high school student age group
- Signaling pathways and autophagy in cancer
- Stem cells: prospects and challenges
- Statistical analysis of Hungarian twin data
- Signal transduction pathways in maternal-foetal interactions in normal and complicated pregnancies
- A possible model of venous varicosity in rats
- Role of angiotensin II in vascular remodeling
- Effects of hormones on vascular remodelling
- Roles of G protein-coupled receptor signalling in the vascular function
- Roles of physical activity in the prevention of chronic diseases
- Signs of cardiovascular sport adaptation
- Gerontokineziology – translational animal models: organization of motor control and cognitive functions
- Walking assessment and dementia prediction
- Prevention of falling and fracture in elderlies
- Movement/sport nutrition
- Active and passive exercise (experimental and human studies)
- Bariatric and metabolic surgery in rats
- Neurocardiological aspects of exercise-driven rehabilitation in rats
- Survey of enviromental factors influencing ADHD symptoms among elementary school children
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