Physiology & Pathophysiology
Physiology and Pathophysiology 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Anatomy and physiology presents the structure and function of:
Body cavities, positioning and surface anatomy Cell biology, cell structure, division, cell cycle & death (normal cell processes) Homeostasis, fluid compartments & movement, tissue fluid homeostasis, fluid volumes, hydrostatic pressure, pH (also in renal system) Microbiology, key organisms & terminology, structure & impact Genetics, foetal development and birth, foetal-maternal circulation, and the normal birth processes Growth & development from birth to end of life, systems regulating growth and development, impact of lifespan on body systems; Integumentary system/Skin, normal wound healing & thermoregulation; Respiratory system including respiratory terminology; Cardiovascular system; Haematological system ; Lymphatic & Immune systems including immunisation, and inflammation as a normal response to injury or infection; Digestive & Hepatic systems including digestion and absorption; Renal system including urine output and kidney function across lifespan; Endocrine system; Reproductive system and the breast; Nervous system – peripheral nervous system, peripheral nerves, meninges, reflexes (swallowing, defaecation, micturition, coughing); Nervous system – central nervous system, the brain & spinal cord; Special senses - Structure & function, vision, taste/smell, hearing, touch; Pain perception; Sleep - Physiology & function, consciousness & circadian rhythms; Muscular & Skeletal systems 1 – muscular system - Structure & function; Muscular & Skeletal systems 2 – skeleton - Structure & function, posture and movement; Nutrition & metabolism – key nutrients and nutritional requirements for health; Radiation protection – effect of radiation on cells and tissues, radiation safety; Genetics to include, inheritance patterns, mutations and clinical application to practice and oncogenetics.
Pathophysiology inlcudes: Homeostatic mechanisms; Cell adaptations and death; Inflammation, immune response and healing; Shock; Cardiovascular and blood disorders; Respiratory, nervous system, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders; Endocrine, renal, bladder and fluid balance; Pain, musculoskeletal and skin disorders.
-threshold -C- to C+ Grade: 50 to 59% to achieve a pass on the module, students will be required to demonstrate some knowledge and evidence of the critical application of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. -good -B- to B+ Grade: 60 to 69% to achieve a good pass on the module, students will be required to demonstrate a good level knowledge and good evidence of critical application of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. -excellent -A- to A* Grade: 70% + To achieve an ‘excellent pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of and clear evidence of critical application of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
- Apply and integrate knowledge and a critical understanding of the pathophysiological processes to clinical decision-making and to promote client understanding of their illness/disease.
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of human anatomy, human anatomical structure and physiological function and process, within normal physiological limits in the context of health across the lifespan.
This Module has two MCQs assessments. MCQs assesses taught contents for semester 1 and MCQs 2 taught content for Semester 2.