LSC-10074 - Physiology and Anatomy
Coordinator: Jennifer A 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 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2022/23

This module will introduce you to the normal human anatomy and physiology of the digestive, nervous, neuromuscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, immune, reproductive and endocrine systems, and their functions; and explore a number of pathologies that can develop, as a result of a deficiencies or dysfunction in these systems in the body. This module will also provide a basic grounding in practical techniques, including light microscopy and physiological recording, and develop skills in group work.


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 anatomy and physiology of the main organ systems including the digestive, nervous, neuromuscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, immune, reproductive and endocrine systems: 2
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: 2
describe and explain the purpose of equipment used in the practical study of physiology: 1
describe the organization, anatomical features and physiological function of the following body systems (digestive, nervous, neuromuscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, immune, reproductive and endocrine): 2
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: 2
describe the anatomy of the main organs that are covered in the module, including brain, kidney, heart and lung: 2
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: 1

Study hours

18 x 1hr live tutorials/workshops/discussions (18 hrs)
21 x 2hr - reflection following tutorials/workshops/discussions (36 hrs)
21 x 5h - engagement with asynchronous content (105 hrs)
25 hrs completion of online tasks to support labs delivered in LSC 10087 Core Practical Skills.
1 h - MCQ/SAQ Blackboard test
109 hours independent study

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Computer Task weighted 50%
Online Exercises based on the laboratory practicals
This exercise will be based on data collected from a practical delivered in LSC-10087 and supplemented by material delivered in this module. Students will be given a proforma with series of short questions testing their ability to analyse, present and interpret data. Students will have one week to complete this assignment from the proforma release date.

2: Online Tasks weighted 50%
Online test
This paper will be released as a timed test in Blackboard. Students will find a link to this test on KLE on the day of the assessment. Once started, students will be given 2 hrs to complete. This is 1 hour more than we expect most students will actually need. International students will be asked to notify the School if they need an extension due to different time zones. The exam will address content from both Semester 1 and Semester 2. The exam will comprise both short answer and multiple choice questions. All questions will be compulsory. Students should pay careful attention to the number of points that each question is worth. In general, we would expect only one or two sentences for each point.