Module NAC-2204:
Human Sciences 2 (b)

Module Facts

Run by School of Health Sciences

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Dr John Alcock

Overall aims and purpose

The purpose of the module is to enable the student to further develop and apply knowledge and understanding of the body’s systems along with factors that influence and impact on health, disease and illness in society. Students will be able to build on knowledge gained during year one Human Sciences module to further develop knowledge of anatomy & physiology, psychology and sociology across the lifespan.

Course content

Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - psychosocial impact of health and illness and the link to perceptions of dignity Psychology of Health Social influences on health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & physiology focusing on renal, endocrine, nervous systems and special senses. Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories

Assessment Criteria

threshold

Understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module. To achieve this the student must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human anatomy & physiology and psychosocial influences on the perception of health and illness across the lifespan relevant to health care practice.

good

Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade C- in the Grading Criteria. To achieve a ‘good pass’ the student will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human anatomy & physiology and psychosocial influences on the perception of health and illness across the lifespan relevant to health care practice.

excellent

Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria. To achieve an “excellent pass” the student will be required to demonstrate comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of human anatomy & physiology and psychosocial influences on the perception of health and illness across the lifespan relevant to health care practice.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss and apply a knowledge of the human individual in the context of health and disease.

  2. Discuss patient needs, both physical and psychological, within the context of the healthcare environment.

  3. Discuss and apply the principles of psycho-social patient care and interactions with patients and colleagues.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
HS2 Essay 50
MCQ Exam 50
Portfolio R o A 0

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Private study

Workbooks, practice questions and reading for lectures and tutorials.

60
Private study 100
Lecture

Lectures, panopto online learning activities, support and assignment supervision.

40

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting

Resources

Resource implications for students

Optional recommended anatomy and physiology textbook - see reading list for title details.

Talis Reading list

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nac-2204.html