Fundamental Human Biology and Genetics - NATS0005

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring Term 3 20 (10) Rosalyn Masterton checkmark-circle


This module will build upon fundamental biological principles and processes and place them in the context of key human physiological systems. The function of human tissues will be explained and discussed. The module will explore key principles of genetic inheritance and the drivers of genetic variation. These key areas will provide the foundations for exploring homeostasis in humans, the maintenance of health and the onset of disease.


Contact hours

Private Study: 170
Contact Hours: 30
Total: 200

Method of assessment

• Online Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Online Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Online Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Online Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Problem Solving and Data Analysis – 10%
• Examination (2 Hour) – 50%

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Learning outcomes

1. Understand basic details of how cells divide and differentiate.
2. Identify and explain at foundation level major physiological systems of the body.
3. Understand at foundation level fundamental principles of genetics and inheritance of human characteristics and diseases.


  1. Credit level 3. Foundation level module taken in preparation for a 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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