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Course Overview

  • this course integrates advanced physiological concepts across the continuum of life; 
  • fundamental biomedical scientists meet with advanced clinical practitioners to facilitate an enquiry and interest based learning experience; 
  • with an aging population and ever increasing number of children with complex health challenges, you will be prepared to progress along a range of careers threads and understand the dynamic interplay between individuals and their changing physiological, psychological, pharmacological and biochemical needs for lifelong health and wellbeing; 
  • state of the art practical classes deliver hands on science and clinical skills to develop professional preparation and knowledge based practice

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Derek Scott

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Intercalating (Studied) or PY3002 Integrative Physiology (Passed) or SR3504 Sports & Exercise Science (Passed) or SR3508 Clinical Exercise Physiology (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge and insight, based on current scientific research, in the issues associated with the process of aging. Common diseases that are highly prevalent in the elderly will be investigated and lifestyle approaches that could affect those diseases will be considered.

Further Information & Notes

Available only to students in programme year 4.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc BMS in Physiology (Intercalating)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Physiology)
  • BSc Exercise and Health Science
  • BSc Physiology
  • BSc Sports Studies (Exercise and Health)
  • BSc in Exercise and Health Science (Intercalating)
  • Bachelor Of Science In Physiology (Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Physiology & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Sports Studies (Exercise & Health & Biobusiness)
  • MSci Physiology with Industrial Placement
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Physiology) with Ind'l Placement
  • MSci in Exercise and Health Science with Ind'l Plac
  • MSci in Sports Studies (Exercise and Health) with Ind'l Plac
  • Master In Science In Physiology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Sports Studies (Exercise & Health & Bio Bus) With Ip

Contact Teaching Time

27 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: 1 two-hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 2 laboratory reports Resit: 1 two-hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment

- Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen - Problem-solving sessions


- Practical reports will be marked with written comments. - Problem solving questions will be discussed during a lecture/feedback session. - Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. - Feedback on problem-based learning exercise.

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