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Module code:PHOLM009 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Space Medicine and Extreme Environment Physiology (Masters Level)
Credit value:1
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Kevin Fong and Dr Daniel S Martin
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Available for students in Year(s):4
Module prerequisites:PHOL3009/PHOLM009 Space Medicine and Extreme Environment Physiology is a very popular module with an intake capacity of 50 so that the criteria for inclusion on the course will be based upon the appropriateness of the module with the student’s previous area of study. Acceptance of students on this module will be based on the application of the following criteria in rank order: (1) Student registered on the BSc or IBSc Physiology programmes (2) Students, registered on any other BSc or MSci programme, who have taken and passed a minimum of 1.5cu in Physiology (3 x 0.5cu PHOL modules) in their 2nd year. (3) In case of oversubscription with criteria (2) met, students will be selected on the basis of the overall 2nd year mark.  
Module outline: 1) To provide an understanding of the physiological effects of the space environment upon the human body and the biomedical problems associated with long and short duration manned space flight. 2) To explore the physiological effects of ascent to high altitude and understand the pathophysiology of altitude induced illnesses. 3) To understand the effects of the hyperbaric environment experienced underwater and the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen administer in a chamber. 4) To discuss the issues faced when travelling to areas of extreme temperature and how the body adapts to them.  
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Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 80.00%
One essay (2,000 words) 10.00%
One seminar presentation (10 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion) 10.00% 
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