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Physiology is the study of the normal functions of living systems. This course will introduce you to the basics of invertebrate and vertebrate physiology.
Lectures will guide you through the various body systems and their interactions that maintain homeostasis in animals. Associated practicals allow you to explore particular systems in further detail and to develop relevant lab skills.
Through the study of examples from across different phyla, you will gain an appreciation of processes fundamental to all animals, and of differences across groups.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The content reflects a broad overview of animal function and physiology. It features examples related to both invertebrate and vertebrate physiological adaptions to the environment. The content builds on, and integrates in a critical manner, knowledge about animals from BI1009 (Frontiers in Biological Sciences) and SM1501 (The Cell). Topics studied include nervous and endocrine systems, circulatory and respiratory systems, digestion, immune function, movement and reproduction.
|Course practicals require the use of a lab coat which can be purchased locally.||GBP 15.00|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
(i) Lab reports x 5, total 50% - the first two are group assessments, the rest individual
(ii) End of term online test 50%
Alternative Resit Arrangements
Students will repeat whichever elements of the assessment were failed or not completed at first sitting; the marks for elements already passed will be carried forwards.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|