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BI25B2: PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN ORGAN SYSTEMS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

  • the digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and reproductive systems are covered using a variety of innovative teaching methods; 
  • you will participate in practical classes where students act as subjects and investigators. These will reinforce lecture material, develop scientific acumen and build team working skills; 
  • focussed and interactive problem solving sessions apply knowledge to clinical scenarios, and begin developing fundamental skills critically required in the final years of the degree;  
  • informal teaching sessions allow one-to-one staff-student interaction and encourage discussion in a non-threatening environment; 
  • a low stakes in-course mock exam is included to prepare you for the high stakes degree exam

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Steven Tucker

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

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will explore the following questions: How do the major body organs and systems work both alone and in communication with one another? How do we adapt to changing circumstances, control breathing as required, adjust to our nutritional needs, spawn new generations? The course will then go on to investigate the physiology behind the way in which the heart supplies even the furthest extremities with nutrition and oxygen and how gases are extracted from the air we breathe by our lungs. The kidney (fluid balance), the digestive system (nutrition) and the reproductive systems will also be explained in detail. The course provides an overview of what goes on inside your body, and what happens when it goes wrong.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25, 27, 27, 29, 29, 31, 31 - 32, 33 - 34, 34, 39
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 26, 28, 30, 33

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

3 x practicals - 10% each

2 x MCQ exams - 70%

 

Resit (AY20/21): resit of failed element

Resit (AY19/20): Online MCQ Exam (100 questions)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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