Human Anatomy and Physiology (Level 4)

Module summary

Module code: ANAT1081
Level: 4
Credits: 15
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Health Sciences
Module Coordinator(s): Narain Chummun



This course will provide the student with the opportunity to:

Introduce the students to the structure and function of major body systems.
Gain an understanding of biological health relevant to your professional discipline.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course successfully you will be able to:

1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of a range of body systems.
2. Understand the functioning of body systems and their role in regulating homeostasis.
3. Outline the contribution of biological sciences to health relevant to your professional discipline.

Indicative content

Professionalism and personal responsibility in relation to study;
Personal responsibility;

Anatomy and physiology of a range of major body systems;
Introduction to terminology;
Cells and tissues;
Physiology of child bearing.

Use of VLE;
Self directed learning.

Teaching and learning activity

Keynote lectures and skills sessions will be delivered to students across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Interactive shared lectures, group work and self supported study facilitated by library facilities and materials posted on the virtual learning environment.
The VLE (Moodle) will be used as a platform for on-line activities, guided and independent reading to facilitate the development of evidence based knowledge.
Learning in Practice will involve the student in applying their knowledge and skills to care within their placement settings.

Learning Time (1 credit = 10 hours)
Contact Hours:
lectures 30
practical sessions
tutorials 10
Private Study 80
Assignments: course work and other forms of assessment:
laboratory work
examinations 2
examination preparation 28


Unseen Examination - 100%
A 2 hour unseen examination using a range of questions to test the students knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology and its relevance for professional practice.
Pass mark - 40%