Standard University Module Template – 2005/06 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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.