Human Anatomy and Physiology II - BIOS5130

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Emma Hargreaves checkmark-circle


This module will consider the anatomy and function of normal tissues, organs and systems and then describe their major pathophysiological conditions. It will consider the aetiology of the condition, its biochemistry and its manifestation at the level of cells, tissues and the whole patient. It may also cover the diagnosis and treatment of the disease condition. Indicative topics will include the reproductive system; muscle; nervous system; and endocrine system.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 24
Private Study Hours: 126
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

• In-Course Test (90 minutes) – 35%
• Examination (2 hours) – 65%

Indicative reading

Silverthorn, D.U. (2018). Human Physiology – An Integrated Approach, 8th Edition. New York, NY: Pearson Education.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the structural organisation and function of specific physiological systems of the body and understand how the body systems act in an integrated manner to maintain homeostasis.
2. Describe how malfunction of physiological systems gives rise to disease, using specific examples.
3. Appreciate the relationship between physiology, anatomy, and medicine.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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