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:
Cells and tissues
Cell communication and homeostasis
Introduction to the nervous system
The cardiovascular system
The respiratory system
The immune system and inflammation
Blood cells and clotting
The Urinary system
The digestive system, liver and pancreas
Total contact hours: 27
Private study hours: 123
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Practical Report (20%)
IC Test (20%)
Examination (60%), 2 hours
Human Physiology-An Integrated Approach (7th edition, 2016) by Silverthorn, D. Published by Pearson
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successful completion of this module students will:
1. Be able to describe the main physiological systems of the body and the basic anatomical structure and histology of the principal organs in these systems.
2. Understand the role of the main physiological systems in the maintenance of whole body homeostasis.
3. Be able to describe the consequences of alteration of normal physiological states and the evolution of disease.
The intended generic learning outcomes:
1. To be able to extract and interpret information at a first year undergraduate level.
2. Acquire skills in written communication.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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