Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mr Craig Hodges
Overall aims and purpose
This module will enable the student to enhance their knowledge of the functionality of the human body applicable to clinical practice. The module will focus on aspects of physiology that are relevant and specific to physiology in health and disease and emphasise physiological processes that underpin the clinical assessment and treatment of patients.
This module will integrate horizontally into the anatomy module and vertically with the skills and knowledge gained from the primarily clinical modules, enabling students to synthesise and incorporate learning experiences from multiple domains.
This module aims to give the student an in-depth knowledge of Clinical Physiology.
The basic eukaryotic cell and its components will be covered, together with the types of tissues that make up the functional systems. The module content will describe key principles of physiology and the function of individual systems. This will lead onto the effect of dysfunctional body systems in human activities, including the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous, musculo-skeletal and genito-urinary systems as contained in the Physician Associate curriculum content.
Category A (70% - 100%):
An excellent student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate, supported by additional reading and knowledge drawn from other modules. The work presents evidence of critical thinking. For the higher 'A' marks, critical analysis and wider reading is essential.
Category B (60%-69%)
A good student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate.
Category C (50% -59%)
A threshold student should have thorough knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts of human physiology presented in the module.
Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the integration of human anatomy and physiology in how diseases present, develop and respond to intervention.
Analyse the relevance of buffers and pH in health and illness.
Demonstrate a deep understanding of cells, tissue types and organs, both normal and abnormal.
Demonstrate an understanding of the homeostatic balance in normal and abnormal physiological processes.
Review the importance of control mechanisms, in particular negative and positive feedback.
|Multiple Choice Questions||20.00|
|Objective Station Clinical Examination-1||30.00|
|Objective Station Clinical Examination-2||50.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others