PP2101 - Medical Physiology 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Available to any students with an interest in physiology, excluding Nursing Science
and Pharmacy students.
This subject provides the student with the foundation knowledge for further studies
in human physiology and pharmacology. It covers a diversity of functions of the human
body including cell and tissue organisation; tissue excitation; blood and lymph and
the physiology of the nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal and cardiac systems. Students
will be introduced to scientific writing, including literature searching, data analysis,
and the application of basic statistics. This knowledge is essential for careers in
health related areas, human biomedical research and drug research development.
- associate how the above systems work together in normal human functioning;
- demonstrate personal and social responsibility and accountability through an awareness
of ethical frameworks, by working safely and responsibly in individual and team environments
in the laboratory setting;
- describe the physiology underlying the cellular, nervous, endocrine, muscular and
- compare the socio-ecological impact, pathophysiology and treatment underlying a disease
process between low, medium and high socio- economic (SES) societies;
- relate (both verbally and in writing) how established methods and research in biomedical
science further understanding of physiological processes.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
- Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (30%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%).
||at least 18CP of level 1 subjects
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Dr Ranjna Kapoor, Professor David Whitmore
||Dr Ranjna Kapoor, Dr Richard Francis.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 36 hours lectures
- 22 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest