||This subject has been adapted to the requirements of this degree. Then, issues related to endocrine and digestive functions are more extensively explained that, for example, the reproductive system. The course is structured in the following sections: a) basic physiological principles such as homeostasis, physiology of excitable tissues, neurotransmission process and sensory systems; b) organization of the endocrine system and functions of several hormones such as insulin and glucagon, growth hormone, thyroid hormone as well as both medullar and cortical adrenal hormones; c) regulation of the different gastrointestinal processes, including secretion, digestion, absorption and motor activity of the different regions of the gastrointestinal tract; d) this last section deals with cardiovascular (cardiac cycle, regulation of systemic arterial pressure), respiratory (lunch mechanics, gas exchange and blood transport, control of respiration), renal (glomerular filtration, tubular reabsorption and secretion) and reproductive (specific requirements during breastfeeding and pregnancy). Students have to attend to a different practical sessions designated to help them in the understanding of the physiological processes. For example, by using a simulation program, students have to describe the events occurring during the different phases of the action potential. Students have to prepare and present four cases to be discussed in class. The aims of these cases are that students understand the important relationship that exists between nutrition and health status and to explain the potential positive benefits that can have the called “functional food”.