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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 (provisional):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:This module is designed for students with a background knowledge of Mammalian Physiology, but who are not enrolled in the Physiology BSc degree programme, 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 cardiovascular & respiratory 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 in the first year in PHOL1001 (Mammalian Physiology) or PHOL1002 (Human Physiology). There are three main aims: 1. For students to increase their understanding of the major physiological systems, in terms of 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 experimental results, preparation of graphs, compilation of scientific reports etc. 3. To introduce students to experimental design and research in Physiology.  
Module objectives:After successfully completing 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, lectures and tutorials will cover respiration, cardiovascular mechanisms, renal function, endocrinology and gastrointestinal function. 2. Ability to make simple non-invasive measurements (e.g. blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory gases, blood gas saturation) to investigate cardiac and respiratory function in man during rest and exercise. 3. Ability to work safely and measure levels of two steroid hormones 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:Two written accounts of lab/field work (2,500 words) 30.00%
Online MCQ test 10.00%
Unseen two-hour written examination 60.00% 
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:2017-08-01 11:13:15 by ucgbbki