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Module code:PHOL0002 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Introductory Mammalian Physiology
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Richard Tunwell
Organiser's location:Room B54, 74 Huntley Street
Available for students in Year(s):1, 2
Module prerequisites:none 
Module outline:A 15 credit introductory module in systems Physiology.  
Module aims:This module aims to provide an understanding of the essential concepts in physiology: The importance of homeostasis; how cells communicate; ways of monitoring both the internal and the external environment; the resting membrane potential; initiation and propagation of action potential. These concepts will be applied to explain functioning of specific tissues. Students should also gain an understanding of some of the experimental approaches used to investigate physiological functions and learn how to access information in this area. 
Module objectives: 
Key skills provided by module:A. Basic Mathematical Skills. B. Information Skills.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:

UG FHEQ Level 4

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Unseen two-hour written examination 80.00%
    • Two on-line tests 10.00%
    • Two practical examinations 10.00%
Notes:This module is essential for those students, particularly Biology, who may wish to switch to a Physiology degree or take some of the PHOL modules in their second year. 
Taking this module as an option?: 
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Last updated:2018-09-05 14:35:28 by ucgbrat