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Module code:PHOL2001(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Animal and Human Physiology: Integrative Physiology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr Brian King
Organiser's location:Huntley St. Building, B50
Available for students in Year(s):2,3,
Module prerequisites:Students should have taken Mammalian Physiology PHOL1001 (or a related half-unit course in Physiology). If you wish to join from a different background, please contact the Module Organiser. 
Module outline:Designed for students with background knowledge in Mammalian Physiology, but who are not enrolled in the Physiology BSc degree programme, and yet wish to increase their knowledge of the major physiological systems. This course excludes the central nervous system which is covered in PHOL2003 (Systems Neuroscience) and PHOL2005 (Structure & Function of the Nervous System). In addition to lectures and tutorials, the course includes practical work in respiratory & cardiovascular physiology and endocrinology. 
Module aims:To enable students enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences and Human/Natural Sciences degree programmes to expand their knowledge of Physiology beyond that acquired on the PHOL1001 (Mammalian Physiology) or PHOL1002 (Human Physiology) courses in the first year. There are three main aims: 1. For students to increase in their understanding of the major physiological systems, their interactions and regulation by the ANS and/or circulating hormones. 2. To encourage the use of advanced IT in the production of spreadsheets, statistical analysis of results, preparation of graphs, complaition of scientific reports etc. 3. To introduce students to experimental design and research in Physiology.  
Module objectives:After successful completion of the course, students should have gained the following: 1. A knowledge of the major systems (excluding the central nervous system) and their integration in animal and human physiology. Specifically, the lectures and tutorials will cover respiration, cardiovascular mechanisms, renal function, endocrinology, reproductive physiology and gastrointestinal function. 2. Ability to make simple non-invasive measurements (e.g. respiratory gases, blood pressure, pulse rate, blood gas saturation, blood pressure, pulse rate) to investigate cardiac and respiratory function in man during rest and exercise. 3. Ability to work safely and measure a steroid hormone with human antibodies. 4. Ability to compile formal scientific reports to a specified length, format and deadline. 5. Ability to create spreadsheets (eg Excel) and use graphing packages (eg GraphPad Prism) in the analysis of results. 
Key skills provided by module:Experimental design and teamwork in non-invasive human experiments. Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) in handling bioactive materials. IT-based data collection, manipulation and presentation. Use of medical statistics. Compiling reports to the standard of scientific papers. Use of databases to confirm physiological principles.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 75.00%.
Online MCQ test 5.00%.
Two written accounts of lab/field work 20.00%.
Notes:This course runs in Term 1 and can be taken in conjunction with BIOS2001 (Writing and Presenting Bioscience). 
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Last updated:2013-09-27 11:41:52 by ucgbbki