Last modified: 29 Aug 2017 10:02
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The physiology of adaptation consists of complex interactions involving several major physiological systems. In order to truly understand physiological adaptation, you must first study individual systems and how they regulate normal body function. This course considers major systems and their role in physiological adaptation. This includes: 1) Skeletal muscle and the way in which it responds and adapts during exercise. 2) The skeleton and bone integrity which provides structural support in normal conditions but adapts to changing conditions. 3) Understand how normal body function is maintained by blood flow and regulation of the cardiovascular system, and how this adapts to different conditions. 4) Metabolism, which constantly changes to adapt to different physiological situations. Additionally, disease greatly affects the ability of the body to adapt. The effects of different pathological conditions including osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease will be discussed for the physiological systems examined.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour essay examination (70%) 2 pieces of work for Continuous Assessment (1 practical exam [15%], 1 problem solving question [15%])
- Practice problem solving allows students to write under exam conditions and receive feedback on their performance. - Practice essay allows students to receive feedback on their performance. - Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen. - Problem-solving sessions.
- Practical exam will be marked with written comments. - Problem solving questions will be discussed during a lecture/feedback session. - Written comments will be provided on practice exam essay.