LSC-10074 - Physiology and Anatomy
Coordinator: Jennifer Moran Tel: +44 1782 7 34441
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 734414

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2023/24

This module will introduce you to the normal human anatomy and physiology. This will include the digestive, nervous, neuromuscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, immune, reproductive and endocrine systems, and their functions. We will also begin to explore how different pathologies can develop as a result of a deficiency or dysfunction within these body systems.
This module builds upon labs/practicals delivered within LSC-10087 to help you consolidate your learning. A lab-based proforma will help you to understand how to analyse and interpret data.

Aims
To introduce students to the normal human anatomy and physiology of the digestive, nervous, neuromuscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, immune, reproductive and endocrine systems, and their functions. To explore and describe a number of pathologies that can develop, as a result of deficiencies or dysfunction in these systems in the body. To further consider and develop labs/practical work delivered within LSC-10087.

Intended Learning Outcomes

describe the normal human anatomy and physiology of the main organ systems including the digestive, nervous, neuromuscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, immune, reproductive and endocrine systems: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
describe the regulation of the main organ systems by the nervous system, including the role of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation; and also the endocrine system: 1,2,3,4,5,6
describe and explain the purpose of equipment used in the practical study of physiology: 2,3,4,5,6
describe the organization, anatomical features and physiological function of the following human body systems (digestive, nervous, neuromuscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, immune, reproductive and endocrine): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
explain how the main type or types of pathology encountered in these systems affects their function and in some cases their anatomical organisation and consider interventions and treatments: 1,2,3,4,5,6
2,4,5
interpret observations and outcomes from the recordings of physiological data, present this appropriately in graphical or other formats and communicate effectively in written form with accurate interpretation, description and analysis: present and communicate clearly an aspect of human physiology & anatomy in video form: 7

Study hours

Active learning:
21 x 1hr live tutorials/workshops/discussions (21 hrs)
1 x 2 hr heart workshop (2hrs)
21 x 5h - engagement with asynchronous content (105 hrs)
4 x 1hr - timetabled group preparation and assessment completion (4 hrs)
Independent study:
21 x 2hr - reflection following tutorials/workshops/discussions (42 hrs)
10hr - individual preparation for group assessment (10hrs)
5 x 1hr class tests (5hrs)
5 x 1hr - timetabled MCQ/SAQ Blackboard test (5hrs)
6 x 2h - reflection and preparation for core labs linked with content (12hrs)
94 hours independent study

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 20%
4 lecture notes
Students choose 4 lectures taught across semester 1 as the basis of this portfolio. For each lecture, they identify 2 key learning outcomes and write explanatory notes. Students submit all 4 lectures as a single portfolio, stating which lecture they want to be marked. Each lecture note would typically equate to 500-750 words to help prepare for online open book assessments and allow flexibility for different learning styles.

2: Class Test weighted 12%
45 min test to be taken in a 1hour 45 minute window: Cells & Tissues, Blood, Immunology & Respiratory systems
This is one component of a series of 5 topic related timetabled online tests. Each paper will be released as a timed blackboard test. Students will find a link to this test on the module KLE page on the day of the assessment. Each test is designed so that most students will be able to complete within 45 minutes, although students will be given 1hr 45mins to complete the test, this is 1hr more than we would expect most students will actually need.

3: Class Test weighted 12%
45 min test to be taken in a 1hour 45 minute window: Digestion and Urinary Systems
This is one component of a series of 5 topic related timetabled online tests. Each paper will be released as a timed blackboard test. Students will find a link to this test on the module KLE page on the day of the assessment. Each test is designed so that most students will be able to complete within 45 minutes, although students will be given 1hour 45 minutes to complete the test, this is 1hr more than we would expect most students will actually need.

4: Class Test weighted 12%
45 min test to be taken in a 1hour 45 minute window: Cardiovascular System
This is one component of a series of 5 topic related timetabled online tests. Each paper will be released as a timed blackboard test. Students will find a link to this test on the module KLE page on the day of the assessment. Each test is designed so that most students will be able to complete within 45 minutes, although students will be given 1hr 45mins to complete the test, this is 1hr more than we would expect most students will actually need.

5: Class Test weighted 12%
45 min test to be taken in a 1hour 45 minute window: Endocrine System
This is one component of a series of 5 topic related timetabled online tests. Each paper will be released as a timed blackboard test. Students will find a link to this test on the module KLE page on the day of the assessment. Each test is designed so that most students will be able to complete within 45 minutes, although students will be given 1hr 45mins to complete the test, this is 1hr more than we would expect most students will actually need.

6: Class Test weighted 12%
45 min test to be taken in a 1hour 45 minute window: Nervous System
This is one component of a series of 5 topic related timetabled online tests. Each paper will be released as a timed blackboard test. Students will find a link to this test on the module KLE page on the day of the assessment. Each test is designed so that most students will be able to complete within 45 minutes, although students will be given 1hr 45mins to complete the test, this is 1hr more than we would expect most students will actually need.

7: Group Project weighted 20%
Outreach video aimed at A level students
Students will be placed in groups of 10 and instructed to chose and research a topic related to themes taught within the module. They will then create a 10 minute video (or animation) based on their chosen topic. Timetabled meetings/rooms for 3 sessions within semester 1 will be provided in which they can meet in their groups and prepare content. An additional meeting will be timetabled for a 4th session in which to produce/film their video. A group mark will be allocated for the content, format and delivery of the presentation. Additionally, an online resource for peer and self-assessment will be used to facilitate peer moderated marking between groups and individual contribution within-group