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Module code:PHOL1001 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Mammalian Physiology
Credit value:1
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
Module prerequisites:None 
Module outline:The subject is covered broadly in a set of 43 lectures. The introductory lectures on cell physiology deal with the movement of solute across cell membranes, membrane and action potentials and the special properties of excitable tissues. The principle organ systems are then covered conventionally: circulation, respiration, the gastro-intestinal tract, the nervous system, endocrines and the kidney. A set of practicals and self-instructional sessions with practical elements running on most Thursday afternoons.  
Module aims:By the end of the course each student should ideally have: 1.acquired a basic knowledge of the normal functioning of the body from both lectures and reading. 2.obtained understanding of some of the methods used to investigate physiological processes. 3.acquired a basic knowledge of the principles of measurement of biological functions from the practical classes. 4.obtained expertise in the assessment of scientific evidence and the analysis of data, both from on-line Moodle tests, tutorials and practical classes. 5.discovered how and where to find further information (e.g. the library and the internet) and to evaluate the quality and accuracy of the source. 6.learned to communicate clearly and logically, both verbally and in writing. 7.learned to collaborate effectively with fellow students and with technical and academic staff. 
Module objectives: 
Key skills provided by module:A. Basic Mathematical Skills (including numerical and data interpretation skills) B. Information Skills C. Communication skills in written and verbal formats. 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 80.00%
Four on-line tests 10.00%
Four practicals 10.00% 
Notes:Tutorial tasks required for completion. 
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Last updated:2017-08-14 18:39:55 by ucgbrat