The main aims of this module are to explore and gain knowledge of human physiology. Students will study the major systems of the human body including the musculoskeletal system, the cardiovascular system and the nervous system. Students will gain an understanding of their structure and function.
Total contact hours: 21
Private study hours: 129
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Coursework – 50%
Coursework – 50%
McArdle, W, D., Katch, I, F., Katch, V, L. (2009) Exercise Physiology Energy, Nutrition and Human Performance. (7th edn). London: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Tortora, G, J & Derrickson, B. (2008) Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. (12th edn). London: Wiley
Wilmore, J.H., Costill, D.L., & Kenny, L. W. (2008). Physiology of Sport and Exercise. (4th ed). Champaign IL: -Human Kinetics.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
See the library reading list for this module (Medway)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Explain basic physiological principles.
Describe and explain the structure and function of the major systems of the body.
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Communication and presentation skills.
Numeracy and information technology skills.
Problem solving skills.
Ability to plan and manage learning.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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