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Faculty                                         Health
School/Department

Course               BSc Diagnostic Radiography

Module title         GM5094 Physiological Analysis of States of Health

Total study hours    Single module (12 credits L5): nominal 30 hours contact (24
                     HOURS STAFF DIRECTED, 6 HOURS STUDENT
                     DIRECTED) 90 hours student centred study = 120 hrs
Level                5

Credit rating        12


Tutor contact        Dr Usama ALALami
details              0121 3315490
                     Usama.alalami@uce.ac.uk

Aims                 To enhance the students' understanding of physiological
                     concepts and mechanisms to a level commensurate with
                     application to altered states of health.


Module description   The orientation of this module will be the homeostatic
                     framework of physiology and the principles of biological
                     control systems. Studies will be directed towards the analysis
                     of physiological mechanisms operating in various states of
                     health and the continuity between them rather than the more
                     traditional divisions of 'normal' and 'disordered' or 'healthy'
                     and 'sick'. A choice of topics will be made, bearing in mind
                     the particular professional and educational requirements of
                     each cohort taking the module. The module will expand and
                     develop aspects of physiological knowledge gained from
                     Level 1 study.
                     This module is delivered to full time, pre-registration courses
                     across the faculty.

*Rationale           Three physiological functions will be selected for study which
                     are relevant to the professional needs of the student.
                     Students can choose three topics from the following:
                          Specific immunity
                          Endocrinology
                          Circulation
                          Diet and digestion
                          Respiration
                          Renal control of fluid and electrolyte balance
                          Neurophysiology
                          Cell biology
                          Genetics
                          Embryology
                            Liver function
                       This important topic will allow for analysis of selected
                       responses of the homeostatic mechanisms and control of
                       body systems included in this module in a variety of altered
                       states of health. This allows deeper exploration of the
                       interactions between body systems in altered states of health


Learning outcomes      Specific outcomes which should be consistent with:
                       level descriptors (the University's published descriptors can be
                       found on JAWS) course specifications, subject benchmarks, stated
                       aims and objectives for the course. Outcomes should be split into 4
                       categories.
                            Knowledge and understanding
                            Intellectual skills
                            Practical skills (subject specific)
                            Transferable skills (generic)
                       For more information check. http://www.ssdd.uce.ac.uk/outcomes/




                                                                                                                             Transferable Skills
                                                                                    Intellectual Skills

                                                                                                          Practical Skills
                                                                    Understanding
                                                                    Knowledge &



        Learning Outcomes (Tick as appropriate)                                                                             

   1. Analyse casual relationships in areas of human                    √                √                                        √
      physiology selected for their relevance to health
      issues


   2. Apply a physiological analysis to altered states of               √                √                                        √
      health



Learning and           Where Moodle is used to support delivery of the module, an
Teaching Strategy      explanation of how students will get information about Moodle
                       Each topic will start with a review and a levelling up of the
                       largely factual physiological information. A variety of methods
                       is offered, appropriate to the needs of the students.
                       Participative lectures are used where delivery of new
                       information is needed. Tutorials to support students in college
                       and during placement enable discussion of topics relating to
                       clinical practice.

                       Each topic will start with a review and a levelling up of the
                       largely factual physiological information. There will be in-
                       depth review to altered states of health. A variety of methods
                       is offered, appropriate to the needs of the students.
                    Participative lectures are used where delivery of new
                    information is needed. Tutorials to support students in college
                    and during placement enable discussion of topics relating to
                    clinical practice.

Assessment          Where Moodle is used to support delivery of the module,
Strategy            explanation of whether it will be used to submit assessments
                    and how this should be done
                    Assessment will be devised to develop and evaluate students’
                    ability to demonstrate understanding of physiological
                    frameworks and mechanisms.
                    This will take place in the form of a 45 minute test worth 45
                    marks involving short answer, multiple choice questions,
                    completion statements, as well as longer open answers
                    questions etc. Students will be instructed on which material in
                    the module will be tested (35%)
                    The assessment is intended to provide the students with an
                    opportunity to explore in-depth physiological explanations for
                    the onset of an altered state of health. The assessment will
                    take the form of 2000 word essay (65%)
                    One 45 min test (35%) and 1 2000 word assignment

*Assessment         Both items of assessment will be marked according to the
Criteria            FDS marking criteria

*Assessment dates   Semester 2


Related Modules     None

Method of           Test: Oral feedback will be provided to students.
Feedback to         Assignment: Written feedback using the standard faculty feedback
students            sheet



Learning            READING LIST
Resources

                    ESSENTIAL READING
                     GUYTON, A C AND HALL, J          Textbook of Medical
                     C (1997)                         Physiology.
                                                      Saunders.

                     HUBBARD, J & MECHAN,             The Physiology of Health
                     D (1997)                         and Illness:with related
                                                      anatomy. Stanley Thornes.

                     VANDER, A J., SHERMAN,           Human Physiology.
                     J H & LUCIANO, D S               McGraw Hill.
                     (1998).

                    RECOMMENDED READING
                     CARLSON, B.M. (1994)             Human Embryology
                                                      and Developmental
                                                   Biology. Mosby.

                  GRIFFIN, J.E. & OJEDA,           Textbook of Endocrine
                  S.R. (eds.) (1992)               Physiology. Oxford
                                                   University Press

                  GUYTON, A. & HALL J E            Human Physiology and the
                  (1997).                          Mechanisms OF Disease.
                                                   Saunders.

                  JANEAWAY, C AND                  Immunobiology Churchill
                  TRAVERS P. (2000)                Livingstone.

                  KIRKWOOD, A C & LEWIS,           Understanding Medical
                  C (1989).                        Immunology.
                                                   Wiley.

                  NETTER, F.                       The Ciba Collection of
                                                   Medical Illustrations. CIBA.

                  SANFORD, P.A. (1989)             Digestive System
                                                   Physiology. Edward
                                                   Arnold.

                  STAINES, NA, BROSTOFF,           Introducing immunology
                  J & JAMES, K. (1993)             Wiley



                 TEACHING TEAM
                 Staff from the Physiology Group in the School of Health and
                 Policy Studies


*Student Notes   Space for students to make their own notes.
                             For Internal Use Only:
Module Originator: Physiology Group
School of Origin: Health and Policy Studies
Original Route of Validation: BSc Diagnostic Radiography

Other routes using module:

Year of Validation: 1996
Exemptions From SUAR / SPAR / FDSAR: None



Nature of previous minor changes and dates

The information in this module descriptor must not be altered unless approved
                    through the appropriate QA procedures.

				
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