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HL10521: Human physiology

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX50CW50
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, summarising their regulation and integration relevant to health or disease and exercise or physical activity.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe relevant nomenclature, terminology and definitions of physiological structures, processes and functions
2. Describe and explain how the functions of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems are regulated and integrated
3. Describe the roles and relevance of physiological structures, processes and functions to health, exercise or physical activity, and disease
4. Describe and explain the principles underlying research techniques in physiology and summarise procedures for their use
5. Assess physiological processes and functions, describing and interpreting numerical values using information technology and communicating written findings to a professional audience.

Content:

* Introduction to the structure, function, organisation and integration of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems.
* Introduction to processes, functions, signalling and communication at the level of the cell, tissue, organ or organ systems.
* Introduction to major body systems including: muscles, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, digestive system, the urinary system, the nervous system and the immune system.
* Introduction to energy systems and metabolism including methods for assessment of energy expenditure.
* Introduction to basic laboratory procedures in human physiology research, including: anthropometry, blood pressure, finger-tip blood sampling and measurement of simple haematological or biochemical variables, respiratory and cardiovascular measurements, sub-maximal exercise testing.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10521 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AFB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-ACB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AAB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AFM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-ACM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AAM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)

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