BS161-4-AU-CO:
Anatomy and Physiology

The details
2019/20
Life Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
05 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BSC B990 Biomedical Science,
BSC B991 Applied Biomedical Science (NHS placement),
BSC B995 Biomedical Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B999 Biomedical Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC BD00 Biomedical Science (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C200 Human Biology,
BSC C201 Human Biology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C202 Human Biology (Including Placement Year)

Module description

Students will develop their knowledge of the anatomical component parts and major systems of the human body, including the respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, digestive, renal, urogenital, nervous and endocrine systems and their relationship to each other. The module will explore the structure and function of these major body systems, how the body is controlled by the nervous and endocrine systems and how homeostasis is maintained. Students will build their vocabulary of the key terminology of anatomy and physiology. The biology of disease processes in the different body systems and the development of their pathology will be addressed using a series of case studies. The impact of lifestyle upon health and the development of age-related diseases will also be explored.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of human anatomy and physiology: the structure, function and homeostatic/hormonal control of the human body.

Module learning outcomes

Students will need to be able to: 1. Describe the structure, function and control of the major organ systems of the body. 2. Explain the maintenance of homeostasis in the human body. 3. Describe the pathology of certain diseases in different body systems, including age and lifestyle-related diseases. 4. Use appropriate scientific methods and approaches to gather, record, analyse and present data and information clearly and informatively. 5. Develop key skills related to ICT, numeracy, problem solving, working with others and self-directed learning.

Module information

To pass this module, students will need to be able to:
1. describe the structure, function and control of the major organ systems of the body;
2. explain the maintenance of homeostasis in the human body;
3. describe the pathology of certain diseases in different body systems, including age and lifestyle-related diseases;
4. use appropriate scientific methods and approaches to gather, record, analyse and present data and information clearly and informatively;
5. develop key skills related to ICT, numeracy, problem solving, working with others and self-directed learning.

Employability and transferable skills
Dissection of organs
Analysis of patient case studies- identification of normal and diseased bone and muscle tissues
Use of an electrocardiogram (ECG), measurement of blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) and understanding of cardiac cycle and effects of exercise on heart

Learning and teaching methods

24 x 1 hour lectures including 1 revision class before MCQ and 1 revision class before summer exam; 4 x 3 hour practicals. Online assessment throughout lecture period will be guided by the lecturer.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Mastering A&P 10%
Coursework Practical 4 (DAI) 22/11/2019 60%
Practical Practical 1 (EVS) 10%
Practical Practical 2 (EVS) 10%
Practical Practical 3 (EVS) 10%
Exam 50 minutes during January (Multiple Choice)
Exam 60 minutes during January (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
33% 67%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
33% 67%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Louise Beard and Dr Selwa Alsam
School Undergraduate Office, email: bsugoffice (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)

 

Availability
Yes
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 276 hours, 26 (9.4%) hours available to students:
250 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Life Sciences (School of)

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