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. 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 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
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: 4,6
describe the organization, anatomical features and physiological function of the following body systems (digestive, nervous, neuromuscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, immune, reproductive and endocrine): 1,2,3,4,5,6
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
2,3,5,6
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 physiology & anatomy in video form: 7

Study hours

21 x 1hr live tutorials/workshops/discussions (21 hrs)
21 x 2hr - reflection following tutorials/workshops/discussions (42 hrs)
21 x 5h - engagement with asynchronous content (105 hrs)
4 x 1hr - timetabled group preparation and assessment completion (4 hrs)
10hr - individual preparation for group assessment (10hrs)
5 x 2hr Preparation for class tests (10hrs)
5 x 2hr - timetabled MCQ/SAQ Blackboard test (10hrs)
6 x 2h - reflection and preparation for core labs linked with content (12hrs)
86 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%
1 hour test to be taken in a 2-hour 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 60 minutes, although students will be given 2 hours to complete the test, this is 1 hour to be more than we would expect most students will actually need.

3: Class Test weighted 12%
1 hour test to be taken in a 2-hour 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 60 minutes, although students will be given 2 hours to complete the test, this is 1 hour to be more than we would expect most students will actually need.

4: Class Test weighted 12%
1 hour test to be taken in a 2-hour 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 60 minutes, although students will be given 2 hours to complete the test, this is 1 hour to be more than we would expect most students will actually need.

5: Class Test weighted 12%
1 hour test to be taken in a 2-hour 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 60 minutes, although students will be given 2 hours to complete the test, this is 1 hour to be more than we would expect most students will actually need.

6: Class Test weighted 12%
1 hour test to be taken in a 2-hour 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 60 minutes, although students will be given 2 hours to complete the test, this is 1 hour to be more than we would expect most students will actually need. This test will be scheduled for Semester 2 week 10.

7: Group Project weighted 20%
Outreach video aimed at GCSE level students
Students will be placed in groups of 5 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 single group mark will be awarded, however individual student marks will be attenuated by up to 30% based on overall contribution to the task.