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					SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES
COURSE GUIDE

BSc (Hons) Human Physiology
BSc (Hons) Human Biology
BSc (Hons) Joint Awards in Human Physiology or Human Biology
BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Studies

Section 1: Course Specific Information

About this guide
Welcome
About the Course
Course Structure
Module Descriptions
Course Management
Staff Involved with the Programme
Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)
Career Opportunities and Future Study
Additional Information specific to your course

Section 2: School Specific Information

School Charter for Students
Where to get help with your course
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
Learning, Teaching & Assessment
Academic Misconduct




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                           Section 1: Course Specific Information

About this guide

This Course Guide will help you plan your BSc (Hons) Human Physiology or BSc (Hons) Human
Biology or your Joint Award in either of these subjects. It tells you which modules you must study and
pass, and lists the optional ones which contribute to your award. The Guide also offers you brief
descriptions of each module, including general information about assessment tasks, and an overview
of how the Course can be used for future career choices.

You should read this Course Guide in conjunction with the:
Undergraduate Student Handbook;
https://smsweb.wlv.ac.uk/support/asp/pathway/05html/UniversityUndergraduatemodulearschemeguide
.doc

The University‟s Principles and Regulations;
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=6932

and if you are studying a Joint award, the Course Guide of the subject that forms the other part of your
named award.

Together these documents should provide you with all the basic information that we think you will need
for your period of study here.

You are encouraged to read this Guide through now. It will be a considerable advantage to you to be
familiar from the outset with the various aspects of your studies that are described. It may be that the
relevance of some of the sections will not be immediately obvious. Keep it somewhere accessible, so
that you can refer to it as needed. The answers to many of the questions that you will want to ask are
contained in it.

Obviously even in a document like this we have not covered every query and problem that you might
have about the course. If you find that there is something you need to know, please do not hesitate to
approach the School of Applied Sciences Student Support Office, in MA104. You can also consult the
University‟s Student Support and Guidance Services as appropriate. We are pleased to hear your
views and welcome suggestions for ways of improving the operation of the Course.

  Please enter the contact details for
  your Personal Tutor for your future
  reference:
  The Student Support Office in MA104
                                          Mrs Jan Turner, Student Support Receptionist
  is open 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
                                          Tel:      01902 322129
  For general enquiries please contact:
                                          E-mail: janturner@wlv.ac.uk

For contacting academic staff, we operate an electronic booking system, „SAMS‟, you will be fully
introduced to this during Welcome Week, and it can be accessed at the following address:

http://134.220.18.206/staffbooking/index.php

Please note that in order to develop and improve the Course, it may be necessary on occasions to
amend or revise the details given in this Course Guide.




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    Welcome

    On behalf of the Course Management Team I should like to extend to you a very warm welcome and
    we would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your studies at the University of
    Wolverhampton, and trust that your time at the University of Wolverhampton will prove to be enjoyable,
    stimulating and rewarding.

    The BSc (Hons) Human Physiology or BSc (Hons) Human Biology or your Joint Award in either of
    these subjects, plus the BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Studies are one of many run by the School of
    Applied Sciences which has itself established an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, for
    an innovative approach to teaching and learning, and for the friendliness of its staff.

    Advice and support can be sought not only from your Personal Tutor, but also from other members of
    the Course Team. We believe it is important that you are encouraged to make your own contribution to
    the effective operation and development of your chosen course. We are, therefore, keen to hear your
    views and would welcome any suggestions that you may have about ways of improving any aspect of
    your course and/or the student experience here at the University. In practice, you will have the
    opportunity to do this through our student voice processes.

    Remember that the outcome of your studies could affect the whole of your future career and therefore
    study should certainly be your first priority. In resolving to work hard however, do not forget to have
    time for recreation and social activities. Do take full advantage of the University facilities at your
    disposal.

    May I personally wish you every success in your studies and I hope that your years in Wolverhampton
    prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.


    Dr Gillian L. Condé, Course Leader
.




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About the Courses
The following pages give a description of the specialist and joint awards offered by
the Physiology Subject Group in the School of Applied Sciences You will find that the
awards are divided into several lines for each undergraduate level of study. The level
of study corresponds roughly with that taken in a respective year by a full-time
undergraduate student.
At each level there will be a set of core or core option modules:
CORE MODULES
   The core modules must be studied.
CORE OPTION MODULES
   The rules defining the core option modules must be fulfilled if the award as whole
    is to be fulfilled.

ELECTIVE MODULES
 For each award there is a list of recommended subject electives. These subject
  electives have been carefully chosen so that they complement and enhance the
  core and core option modules for the pathway that you have chosen. These
  modules should be your first choice of elective module. We do not mean to
  prescribe your elective modules in offering you recommended subject electives
  but to offer you the best direction in making your choice of modules. The
  University has a programme of elective modules in IT, Languages and Business if
  you particularly wish to include any of these areas in your programme.

BSc (Hons) Human Physiology

This subject may be studied as a Specialist or Joint subject and this Guide outlines
the modules that are available, teaching and learning styles and assessment tasks. If
there is anything you need to discuss further, please contact Dr Gillian L. Condé,
Course Leader.

The degree programme aims to:

   provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of the systems and control
    mechanisms in human physiology and associated human anatomy and
    biochemistry. Also it will provide training in the methods and skills required to
    undertake research in a wide variety of physiological disciplines.

In addition it aims to:

   allow students with differing academic backgrounds, experiences and abilities to
    enter at an appropriate level and achieve to the maximum of their ability;
   provide progressive, coherent and challenging learning opportunities underpinned
    by research, scholarly activity and appropriate staff development;
   enable students to achieve clearly defined subject specific and generic academic
    outcomes and to develop a range of key skills to fit them for subsequent
    employment and/or further study,
   encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, foster a spirit of
    enquiry, and develop attitudes and skills to underpin independent, life-long
    learning;

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          Course Structure for the BSc (Hons) Human Physiology Specialist Degree
                 NB All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise in brackets.

                       Semester One                                                Semester Two
                  You must study and pass:
                                                                              You must study and pass:
              AB1011 Personal and Study Skills
Level 1     BM1006 Human Form, Human Function
                                                           Core            BM1119 Human Physiology
                                                                       PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease (30
            PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease (30
                                                                            credits, Semester 1 AND 2)
                 credits, Semester 1 AND 2)

                                                           Core
            BM1004 Infection and Immunity (S1 or          Option:
                                                                           BM1008 Human Health Disease
                    Summer vacation)                     Select any
                                                                             Prevention and Treatment
             BC1000 Chemistry for Biochemists               ONE
                                                          Module

             HL1003 Complementary Therapy: an                         HL1014 Foundation Studies in Community
                       Overview                                       and Personal Health (30 credits Semester
                                                         Electives
                                                                                      1 & 2)
                   Or any Elective Module                                     Or any Elective Module




                                                                              You must study and pass:
                  You must study and pass:
                                                                         BM2023 Integrated Physiology and
             BM2023 Integrated Physiology and
Level 2    Metabolism (30 credits, Semester 1 AND
                                                           Core       Metabolism (30 credits, Semester 1 AND 2)
                                                                       AB2001 Advanced Personal and Study
                             2)
                                                                                        Skills
              BM2037 Physiology Practicals A
                                                                          BM2057 Physiology Practicals B

                                                           Core
                                                          Option
                  BM2027 Human Anatomy                   Select any           BM2052 Pathophysiology
                                                            ONE
                                                          Module

                                                                         BM2010 Biomechanics & Trauma
                                                                       BM2028 Nutrition for Health and Fitness
           SR2023 Exercise and Special Populations                      BM2049 Forensic and Archaeological
               (30 credits, Semester 1 AND 2)            Electives                 Anthropology
                   Or any Elective Module                             SR2023 Exercise and Special Populations
                                                                          (30 credits, Semester 1 AND 2)
                                                                              Or any Elective Module



                  You must study and pass:
                                                                              You must study and pass:
           BM3025 Cardiovascular and Respiratory
Level 3                  Control                           Core          BM3024 Musculoskeletal Physiology
                BM3302 Neurophysiology                                   BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits,
            BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits,                                Semester 1 AND 2)
                   Semester 1 AND 2)

                                                           Core
                                                          Option
                                                                             BM3040 Applied Physiology
            BM3039 Advanced Topics in Physiology         Select any
                                                                            BM3039 Advanced Topics in
                    (Semester 1 OR 2)                       ONE
                                                                            Physiology(Semester 1 OR 2)
                                                          Module


              BM3026 Evidence Based Practise                           BM3038 Human Evolution (not available
               BM3310 Human Development                  Electives              until 2009-2010)
                  Or any Elective Module                                     Or any Elective Module




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             Course Structure for the BSc (Hons) Human Physiology Joint Degree
                      NB All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise in brackets.


                        Semester One                                                     Semester Two


                    You must study & pass:
                                                                                     You must study & pass:
Level 1                                                        Core
              AB1011 Personal & Study Skills
                                                                                   BM1119 Human Physiology
            BM1006 Human Form, Human Function

          BM1004 Infection & Immunity (S1 or summer                       BM1008 Human Health Disease Prevention &
                          vacation )                                                      Treatment
              BC1000 Chemistry for Biochemists                                      BC1001 Biochemistry
                                                             Electives
            PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease &                             PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease &
           Therapeutics (30 credits, Semester 1 & 2)                       Therapeutics (30 credits, Semester 1 & 2)
                   Or any Elective Module                                          Or any Elective Module

                                You must also study & pass 45 credits from your second subject



                                                    You must study & pass
Level 2
                           BM2023 Integrated Physiology & Metabolism (30 credits, Semester 1 & 2)

                                                          Core Option
                BM2037 Physiology Practicals A                                  BM2057 Physiology Practicals B
                                                          Select any
                                                         ONE module

                                                                               BM2010 Biomechanics & Trauma
                                                                             BM2028 Nutrition for Health & Fitness
                                                                              BM2049 Forensic & Archaeological
                  BM2027 Human Anatomy                                                   Anthropology
           SR2023 Exercise & Special Populations (30                               BM2052 Pathophysiology
                                                             Electives
                   credits, Semester 1 & 2)                                AB2001 Advanced Personal & Study Skills
                   Or any Elective Module                                         (not available until 2008-9)
                                                                           SR2023 Exercise & Special Populations (30
                                                                                   credits, Semester 1 & 2)
                                                                                    Or any Elective module

                                You must also study & pass 45 credits from your second subject




                    You must study & pass:
                                                                                     You must study & pass:
Level 3                                                        Core
          BM3025 Cardiovascular & Respiratory Control
                                                                              BM3024 Musculoskeletal Physiology
                  BM3302 Neurophysiology

                                                                          BM3038 Human Evolution (not available until
            BM3039 Advanced Topics in Physiology                                         2009-10)
                    (Semester 1 OR 2)                                      BM3039 Advanced Topics in Physiology
             BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits,                                    (Semester 1 OR 2)
                                                             Electives
                     Semester 1 & 2)                                            BM3040 Applied Physiology
               BM3310 Human Development                                     BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits,
                  Or any Elective Module                                             Semester 1 & 2)
                                                                                  Or any Elective Module

                                You must also study & pass 45 credits from your second subject




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BSc (Hons) Human Biology


This subject may be studied as a Specialist or Joint subject and this Guide outlines
the modules that are available, teaching and learning styles and assessment tasks. If
there is anything you need to discuss further, please contact Dr Gillian L. Condé,
Course Leader.

The degree programme aims to:

   produce graduates who have a broad-based education to which study of the
    disciplines underpinning human biology make an effective contribution.
   provide a sound educational foundation on which the graduate can build, by
    further study, at any stage of their future career.



In addition it aims to:
 allow students with differing academic backgrounds, experiences and abilities to
    enter at an appropriate level and achieve to the maximum of their ability;
 provide progressive, coherent and challenging learning opportunities underpinned
    by research, scholarly activity and appropriate staff development;
 enable students to achieve clearly defined subject specific and generic academic
    outcomes and to develop a range of key skills to fit them for subsequent
    employment and/or further study,
 encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, foster a spirit of
    enquiry, and develop attitudes and skills to underpin independent, life-long
    learning;




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          Course Structure for the BSc (Hons) Human Biology Specialist Degree
                   NB All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise in brackets.

                         Semester One                                                 Semester Two
                     You must study & pass:
                                                                                 You must study & pass:
                AB1011 Personal & Study Skills
Level 1                                                       Core             BM1119 Human Physiology
             BM1006 Human Form, Human Function
                                                                          PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease &
              PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease &
                                                                         Therapeutics (30 credits, Semester 1 & 2)
            Therapeutics (30 credits, Semester 1 & 2)

              BM1004 Infection & Immunity (S1 or              Core
                      summer vacation)                       Option:
                                                                          PS1007 Introduction to Psychology (30
              BC1000 Chemistry for Biochemists              Select any
                                                                               credits, Semester 1 & 2)
             PS1007 Introduction to Psychology (30             ONE
                  credits, Semester 1 & 2)                   Module

                                                                             BM1008 Human Health Disease
                                                             Elective           Prevention & Treatment
                                                                                 Or any other elective



                                                                                 You must study & pass:
                     You must study & pass:

                BM2023 Integrated Physiology &
Level 2                                                       Core           BM2023 Integrated Physiology &
             Metabolism (30 credits, Semester 1 & 2)
                                                                          Metabolism (30 credits, Semester 1 & 2)
                   BM2027 Human Anatomy
                                                                         AB2001 Advanced Personal & Study Skills
                BM2037 Physiology Practicals A
                                                                            AB2019 Evolution & Origin of Life


                                                                             BM2010 Biomechanics & Trauma
                                                                           BM2028 Nutrition for Health & Fitness
                                                                            BM2049 Forensic & Archaeological
                BM2058 Biology of Disease 1
                                                                                     Anthropology
             PY2005 Integrated Clinical Science for
                                                            Electives         BM2059 Biology of Disease 2
             Pharmacy (30 credits Semester 1 & 2)
                   Or any Elective Module
                                                                          PY2005 Integrated Clinical Science for
                                                                          Pharmacy (30 credits Semester 1 & 2)
                                                                                Or any Elective Module



                     You must study & pass:
                                                                                 You must study & pass:
                 BM3302 Neurophysiology
Level 3                                                       Core         BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits
              BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits
                                                                                   Semester 1 & 2)
                      Semester 1 & 2)
                                                                              BM3038 Human Evolution
                BM3310 Human Development

                                                              Core
             BM3025 Cardiovascular & Respiratory             Options
                          Control                           Select any     BM3024 Musculoskeletal Physiology
              BM3026 Evidence Based Practise                   ONE
                                                             Module

                                                             Elective           BM3022 Biomedical Ethics




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               Course Structure for the BSc (Hons) Human Biology Joint Degree
                      NB All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise in brackets.

                       Semester One                                                      Semester Two
                    You must study & pass:
                                                                                     You must study & pass:
Level 1       AB1011 Personal & Study Skills
                                                               Core
                                                                                   BM1119 Human Physiology
            BM1006 Human Form, Human Function


              BC1000 Chemistry for Biosciences
             BM1004 Infection and Immunity (S1 or                           BM1008 Human Health: Prevention and
                     summer vacation)                                                      Treatment
                                                             Electives       PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease &
             PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease &                            Therapeutics (30 credits Semester 1 & 2
            Therapeutics (30 credits Semester 1 & 2                                Or any Elective Module
                   Or any Elective Module

                               You must also study and pass 45 credits from your second subject



                    You must study & pass
                                                                                     You must study & pass
          BM2023 Integrated Physiology & Metabolism
Level 2          (30 credits, Semester 1 & 2
                                                               Core
                                                                          BM2023 Integrated Physiology & Metabolism
                 BM2027 Human Anatomy)                                          (30 credits, Semester 1 & 2)


                                                                              BM2010 Biomechanics & Trauma
                BM2037 Physiology Practicals A                               BM2028 Nutrition for Health & Fitness
                                                                               BM2049 Forensic Anthropology
                                                                           AB2001 Advanced Personal & Study Skills
                                                             Electives
                                                                                 (not available until 2008-9)
                                                                              AB2019 Evolution & Origin of Life

                                                                                     Or any Elective module

                               You must also study and pass 45 credits from your second subject




                                                                                     You must study & pass
                    You must study & pass
Level 3           BM3302 Neurophysiology
                                                               Core       BM3038 Human Evolution (not available until
                                                                            2009-2010: Continuing students take
                 BM3310 Human Development
                                                                                BM3022 Biomedical Ethics)

                                                                              BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits
          BM3025 Cardiovascular & Respiratory Control
                                                                                       Semester 1 & 2)
              BM3026 Evidence Based Practice
                                                             Electives       BM3022 Biomedical Ethics (for students
             BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits
                                                                                   starting in 2007 –2008)
                      Semester 1 & 2)
                                                                              BM3024 Musculoskeletal Physiology


                               You must also study and pass 45 credits from your second subject




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    BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Studies

    This subject may be studied as a Specialist subject and this Guide outlines the
    modules that are available, teaching and learning styles and assessment tasks. If
    there is anything you need to discuss further, please contact Dr Gillian L. Condé,
    Course Leader.


    The degree programme aims to:


    Reinforce the existing expertise of therapists, with a programme of modules
     designed to support their professional skills.
    Develop a comprehension of the rationale behind a particular therapy by
     considering the underlying pathophysiology of a variety of different conditions and
     the physiological mechanisms underlying the use of a particular treatment.
    Inspire an appreciation of guidelines pertaining to healthy lifestyles and how these
     parameters can be utilised towards the promotion of good health in clients.
    Cultivate practical skills in physiological assessment and acknowledge its
     contribution towards prescription of a particular therapy.
    Provide an opportunity to contribute to enhancing their knowledge base in the
     therapist‟s own particular field by the undertaking of a research project



In addition it aims to:
 allow students with differing academic backgrounds, experiences and abilities to
    enter at an appropriate level and achieve to the maximum of their ability;
 provide progressive, coherent and challenging learning opportunities underpinned
    by research, scholarly activity and appropriate staff development
 enable students to achieve clearly defined subject specific and generic academic
    outcomes and to develop a range of key skills to fit them for subsequent
    employment and/or further study
 encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, foster a spirit of
    enquiry, and develop attitudes and skills to underpin independent, life-long learning




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          Course Structure for the BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Studies Specialist Degree
                   NB All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise in brackets.

                         Semester One                                                 Semester Two
                                                   You must study and pass:

                                       BM1119 Human Physiology (Summer Vacation)

                 You must also study and pass:

                AB1011 Personal & Study Skills
             BM1006 Human Form, Human Function                                You must also study and pass:
              BM1119 Human Physiology (Summer
Level 1                    Vacation)                         Core       HL1014 Foundation Studies in Community
              HL1003 Complementary Therapy: an                          and Personal Health (30 credits Semester
                           Overview                                                     1 & 2)
            HL1014 Foundation Studies in Community
            and Personal Health (30 credits Semester
                            1 & 2)

                                                                             BM1008 Human Health, Disease,
                                                                                   Prevention & Treatment
                                                                               SR1015 Understanding Skill &
             BM1004 Infection and Immunity (Summer
                                                                                 Performance Development
                            Vacation)                      Electives
                                                                           BM2028 Nutrition for Health & Fitness
                    Or any Elective Module
                                                                        (elective for students starting in 2007-2008)

                                                                                  Or any Elective Module



                                                                                 You must study and pass:
                    You must study and pass:
                                                                           BM2010 Biomechanics & Trauma
               BM2000 Physiology for Healthcare                         AB2001 Advanced Personal & Study Skills
Level 2                  Professionals
                                                             Core
                                                                            (not available until 2009-2010)
             SR2023 Exercise & Special Populations                       SR2023 Exercise & Special Populations
                  (30 credits Semester 1 & 2)                                 (30 credits Semester 1 & 2)


                                                             Core
                                                            Options
                 BM2037 Physiology Practicals A            Select any         BM2057 Physiology Practicals B
                                                              ONE
                                                            Module

                  BM2027 Human Anatomy
             HL2032 Theory & Energy of Therapeutic
                            Touch
                                                                          BM2028 Nutrition for Health & Fitness
                SR2022 Developmental Aspects
                                                           Electives          BM2052 Pathophysiology
                                                                               Or any Elective Module
               HL2031 Setting up & Maintaining a
                           Practice
                   Or any Elective Module



                    You must study and pass:
                                                                                 You must study and pass:
                                                                          BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits
                  BM3302 Neurophysiology
                                                                                     Semester 1 & 2)
               BM3309 Honours Project (30 credits
Level 3                                                      Core         BM3024 Musculoskeletal Physiology
                       Semester 1 & 2)
                                                                        BM3040 Applied Physiology (not available
              BM3025 Cardiovascular & Respiratory
                                                                        until 2009-2010: continuing Students take
                           Control
                                                                                BM3022 Biomedical Ethics)

            HL3032 Health Promotion- Foundations for                     BM3039 Advanced Topics in Physiology
                               Practice                                   (available Semester 1 OR Semester 2)
             BM3039 Advanced Topics in Physiology                        SR3018 Nutrition for Health and Exercise
                                                           Electives
              (available Semester 1 OR Semester 2)                          in Sport (30 credits Semester 1 & 2)
             SR3018 Nutrition for Health and Exercise                       SR3314 Graded Exercise Testing &
                in Sport (30 credits Semester 1 & 2)                                    Prescription




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    Module Descriptions
*PLEASE NOTE THAT NON-BM CODED MODULES ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY. FOR FURTHER DETAILS
PLEASE CHECK THE APPROPRIATE COURSE GUIDE.

    Level 1 Modules:

    AB1011 Personal & Study Skills*
     Credit value                 15
     Pre-requisites               None
     Co-requisites                None
     Prohibited                   None
     combinations
     Module Leader                Dr A.R.McCrea
     Telephone                    (01902) 322165
     Email                        A.R.McCrea@wlv.ac.uk
     Staff Room Number            MA145

    Module description
    This module will introduce students to the information retrieval, information processing and data
    manipulation skills required to underpin the study for a life sciences programme. Students will be
    encouraged to develop effective study, communication and „self‟ skills and will be expected to build a
    personal development portfolio to prepare them for a career in the life sciences.

     The module will cover basic numeracy, use of spreadsheets and basic statistics using a specialist
    package, including descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, and simple parametric and
    non-parametric tests.
     Word processing skills will be included and students will be introduced to information retrieval
    techniques and referencing.
     The module will cover generic and personal study skills; it will introduce the students to WOLF and
    other software in common use throughout the university.
     Career and professional development and health and safety issues will be important components of
    the module.

    Assessment
         Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
         1        Evidence-based skills                                                0%
                  Overall grades for assessment
         2.       Numeracy and data manipulation skills                                 50%
         3.       Information, literacy and PD skills                                   50%




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BC1000 Chemistry for Biosciences*
 Credit value                15
 Pre-requisites              None
 Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited                  None
 combinations
 Module Leader               Dr C. Nallaiah
 Telephone                   (01902) 322702
 Email                       C.Nallaiah@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number           MG005

Module description
 This module is intended for those students who have not studied or have achieved no better than
   an N grade at A-level chemistry or its equivalent and who require chemical science only as part of
   another award. It covers the fundamental concepts of chemistry and develops these to give an
   understanding of chemical principles required in further studies of biological macromolecules and
   topics in biochemistry.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Phase Test 1                                              50%
     2        Phase test 2                                              50%

BM1004 Infection and Immunity
 Credit value                15
 Pre-requisites              None
 Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited                  None
 combinations
 Module Leader               Dr S.A.Perera
 Telephone                   (01902) 321140
 Email                       S.A.Perera@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number           MG006

Module description
This module aims to introduce students to the principles of immunology and infection emphasizing the
clinical significance of the basic concepts. The practical exercises aim to familiarize students with
some basic laboratory methods in immunology and microbiology and further highlight the underlying
theoretical principles.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        MCQ test                                                  70%
     2        Practicals                                                30%




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BM1006 Human Form, Human Function
 Credit value            15
 Pre-requisites          None
 Co-requisites           None
 Prohibited              None
 combinations
 Module Leader           Dr P.J. Griffiths
 Telephone               (01902) 321172
 Email                   P.J.Griffiths@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number       MG004

Module description
This module aims to introduce the inter-relationship of human form to human function and indicate the
alterations that occur in form and function throughout the human life cycle.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               End Test                                               100%

BM1008 Human Health, Disease, Prevention & Treatment
 Credit value              15
 Pre-requisites            None
 Co-requisites             None
 Prohibited                None
 combinations
 Module Leader             Dr S.A.Perera
 Telephone                 (01902) 321140
 Email                     S.A.Perera@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number         MG006

Module description
This module aims to introduce the concept of a continuum between health and disease and indicate
the factors that are important in the aetiology of disease, its prevention and treatment.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Element 1: MCQ Test                                       70%
              Element 2: Poster                                         30%

BM1119 Human Physiology
 Credit value                   15
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited                     None
 combinations
 Module Leader                  Dr P A. Barrow
 Telephone                      (01902) 3212702
 Email                          P.A.Barrow@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MG004

Module description
This module aims to provide a basic knowledge and understanding of human physiology incorporating
the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of the human body‟s systems. It also provides experience
of basic laboratory techniques in human physiology. This module will provide the underpinning
physiological knowledge required for further study of physiology, pharmacology and pathology.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Examination                                            80%
     2               Practical Report                                       20%

                                              15
HL1003 Complimentary Therapy: An Overview*
 Credit value              15
 Pre-requisites            None
 Co-requisites             None
 Prohibited                None
 combinations
 Module Leader             L. Pursehouse
 Telephone                 (01902) 321125
 Email                     L.Pursehouse@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number         MV207

Module description
The module aim is to provide a general introduction and overview to the subject of complementary
medicine. The student will have the opportunity to explore the role it plays in health and healing and
consider some of the therapies in common use.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Computer-based assessment                                  50%
     2        Essay                                                      50%

HL1014 Foundation Studies in Community and Personal Health*
 Credit value                30
 Pre-requisites              None
 Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited                  None
 combinations
 Module Leader               S.Dugmore
 Telephone                   (01902) 321145
 Email                       S.Dugmore@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number           MV202

Module description
This module provides a broad foundation in health studies by looking at various influences on health in
the community and the individual. Health is considered as a positive value and participants are
encouraged to discuss ways in which it can be promoted.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Health Promotion Package                                       25%
     2        Role Play (group work)                                         25%
     3        Viva (individual)                                              20%
     4        Field Work Project                                             30%




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PS1007 Introduction to Psychology*
 Credit value                 30
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited                   None
 combinations
 Module Leader                Dr W. Nicholls
 Telephone                    (01902) 321359
 Email                        wendy.nicholls@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            MC136

Module description
The module aims to provide students with an overview of the development of the various schools of
thought within psychology, an introduction to the main areas in Psychology (Cognitive, Biological,
Personality and Intelligence, Developmental and Social, and a critical perspective of mainstream
psychology. In addition, study skills material will be covered.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Essay                                                  25%
     2               Class Test 1                                           15%
     3               Class Test 2                                           30%
     4               Class Test 3                                           30%

PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease & Therapeutics*
 Credit value                 30
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited                   None
 combinations
 Module Leader                Dr D.A.Fincham
 Telephone                    (01902 322130
 Email                        D.Fincham@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            MA146

Module description

This module introduces the student to molecular and cellular biology and genetics, with reference to
major scientific milestones in biology and medicine. Examples of cellular dysfunction using patient
(historical and contemporary) case studies reinforce the relationship between cell and molecular
structure and function to the development of the disease state.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Phase Test                                             25%
     2               End Test                                               25%
     3               Practical 1                                            10%
     4               Practical 2                                            10%
     5               Practical 3                                            10%
     6               Practical 4                                            10%
     7               Practical 5                                            10%




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SR1015 Understanding Skill & Performance Development*
 Credit value                 15
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited                   None
 combinations
 Module Leader                T. Devonport
 Telephone                    (01902) 323113
 Email                        T.Devonport@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            WE105

Module description
This module aims to equip students with a practical learning environment within which to explore the
theories of skill acquisition and the impact of anxiety on performance in the context of teaching and
coaching.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Reflective essay                                                30%
     2        Computer-aided assessment                                       70%




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Level 2 Modules:

AB2001 Personal &Study Skills 2*
 Credit value                15
 Pre-requisites              Personal &Study Skills 1
 Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited                  None
 combinations
 Module Leader                Dr A.R. McCrea
 Telephone                    (01902) 322166
 Email                        A.R.McCrea@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            MA145

Module description
This module will build on information retrieval, information processing, data manipulation and
presentational skills introduced in Level 1. Students will be introduced to new skills necessary for
project work: information retrieval, literature review, critical evaluation, project management,
experimental design, more advanced statistical tests and specialist software for storing, analysing and
presenting information. General module outcomes will include an ability to assimilate, summarise,
evaluate and apply information; an ability to collect, handle and interpret data; presentational skills,
including writing in several styles and oral presentation; knowledge of relevant health and safety issues
and how to apply them; contextual awareness, including an appreciation of the interaction between
science, technology and society, the importance of ethics in scientific research and the role of their
relevant professional body (Forensic Science Society, Royal Society of Chemistry or…). The
preparation of their personal development portfolio will produce a reflective commentary on skills they
have gained, their contextual awareness and on their career planning. Group work will also be an
important component of the module.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Project portfolio                                                   70%
     2        Statistics exercise                                                 30%
     3        Personal development portfolio                                       0%

AB2019 Evolution & Origin of Life*
 Credit value                  15
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited                    None
 combinations
 Module Leader                 Dr P.G.Griffiths
 Telephone                     (01902) 321172
 Email                         P.G.Griffith@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MG004

Module description
The concept of evolution is central to the understanding of biology. We present the development of the
theory of evolution from Darwin, through its subsequent refinements due to other scientific
developments, to the modern synthetic theory. The principles of the scientific method are presented
and illustrated with evolutionary examples. We discuss the genetic processes on which evolutionary
forces act. The origin of life, the evolution of humans, the extinction of species and the impact of
evolutionary theory on society at large are discussed.

Assessment
     Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Course Work                                                 100%




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BM2000 Physiology for Healthcare Practitioners
 Credit value                15
 Pre-requisites              BM1006 Human Form, Human Function
 Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited                  None
 combinations
 Module Leader               Dr J. Fletcher
 Telephone                   (01902) 323502
 Email                       J.X.Fletcher@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number           MG001

Module description
The module aims to provide a basic knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the
physiological systems of the human body, how selected systems are altered in specific diseases, and
the basis of therapeutic interventions.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Test                                                   60%
     2               Coursework                                             40%

BM2010 Biomechanics & Trauma
 Credit value              15
 Pre-requisites             BM1119 Human Physiology,
                            SR1018 Scientific Principles of Sport and Exercise or similar
 Co-requisites             None
 Prohibited                None
 combinations
 Module Leader             Dr G. Pearce
 Telephone                 (01902) 321141
 Email                     G.Pearce@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number         MG002

Module description
This module provides students with a knowledge of the Biomechanics of the Human body and the
trauma it may encounter. Consideration is given concerning the treatments available to deal with such
trauma. It also deals with the effects of aging and on the human frame and the consequences of
disease. The effects on mobility are considered together with the materials available for prosthetic
replacements.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Phase Test                                             50%
     2               Assignment                                             50%




                                              20
BM2023 Integrated Physiology & Metabolism
 Credit value                30
 Pre-requisites              BM1119 Human Physiology
 Co-requisites               none
 Prohibited                  none
 combinations
 Module Leader               Dr G.L.Condé
 Telephone                   (01902)321153
 Email                       G.L.Conde@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number           MG001

Module description
The module aims to provide knowledge and comprehension of the basic principles underlying human
physiology and metabolism.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Phase Tests                                              50%
     2               Examination                                              50%

BM2027 Human Anatomy
 Credit value                    15
 Pre-requisites                  BM1006 Human Form, Human Function
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited                      None
 combinations
 Module Leader                   Dr P.G.Griffiths
 Telephone                       (01902) 321172
 Email                           P.G.Griffith@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number               MG004

Module description
The module aims to give an overview of the structure of the human body. The embryological origins of
the main organ systems will also be considered.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        End Test                                                   100%
     2        Attend Practical                                           0%

BM2028 Nutrition for Health & Fitness
 Credit value                  15
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited                    None
 combinations
 Module Leader                 Dr L.O‟Gara
 Telephone                     (01902) 321394
 Email                         E.O‟Gara@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MG008

Module description
This module aims to relate major nutritional requirements to the dietary basis of healthy eating
guidelines, explore the variety of factors influencing the human diet and introduce the ways in which
healthy eating guidelines reduce disease risks and enhance activity performance.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Group Case Study in web page format                        40%
     2        Summative examination                                      60%

                                               21
BM2037 Physiology Practicals A
 Credit value                15
 Pre-requisites              None
 Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited                  None
 combinations
 Module Leader               Dr P.A.Barrow
 Telephone                   (01902) 322702
 Email                       P.A.Barrow@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number           MG004

Module description
The module aims to introduce the principles of hypothesis generation and the design of scientific
experiments to test those hypotheses. Provide experience of experimentation, data recording and
analysis, and the construction of a scientific report.

Assessment
     Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Proforma report                                             10%
     2        Proforma report                                             10%
     3        Proforma report                                             10%
     4        Proforma report                                             10%
     5        Proforma report                                             10%
     6        Proforma report                                             10%
     7        Full practical report                                       40%

BM2049 Forensic & Archaeological Anthropology
 Credit value               15
 Pre-requisites             BM1006 Human Form–Human Function or BC1004 Introduction to
                            Forensic Science or at least 2 of EA1001, EA1000, EA1009,
                            EA1010, EA1013
 Co-requisites              None
 Prohibited                 None
 combinations
 Module Leader              Dr P.G.Griffiths
 Telephone                  (01902) 321172
 Email                      P.G.Griffiths@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number          MG004

Module description
This module is designed to introduce students to the principles of the forensic investigation of human
skeletal remains and to understand how these techniques can be used to explore both contemporary
and non-contemporary remains using cross-disciplinary approaches to gain an insight to the cause of
death, and the determination of identification characteristics such as age, gender, ancestry, and facial
reconstruction.

Assessment
     Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1                End Test                                                 100%




                                                22
BM2052 Pathophysiology
 Credit value                  15
 Pre-requisites                BM1006 Human Form, Human Function
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited                    None
 combinations
 Module Leader                 Dr J. Fletcher
 Telephone                     (01902) 323502
 Email                         J.X.Fletcher@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MG001

Module description
The module aims to develop the students knowledge and understanding of the principles of human
disease as related to change in physiological processes.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Exam                                                     50%
     2        Coursework                                               50%

BM2058 Biology of Disease 1
 Credit value                  15
 Pre-requisites                BM1008 Human Health, Disease, Prevention and Treatment
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited                    None
 combinations
 Module Leader                 Dr J. Martin
 Telephone                     (01902) 321154
 Email                         J.Martin@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MG008

Module description
Develop an understanding of the biological principles underlying human disease.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Leaflet                                               50%
     2               Exam                                                  50%

BM2059 Biology of Disease 2
 Credit value               15
 Pre-requisites             BM1008 Human Health, Disease, Prevention and Treatment,
                            BM2058 Biology of Disease 1
 Co-requisites              None
 Prohibited                 None
 combinations
 Module Leader              Dr J. Martin
 Telephone                  (01902) 321154
 Email                      J.Martin@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number          MG008

Module description
Develop an understanding of the biological principles underlying human disease.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Structured Writing Exercise                           50%
     2               Exam                                                  50%



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HL2031 Setting up a Practice*
 Credit value                   15
 Pre-requisites                 Practitioner status
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited                     None
 combinations
 Module Leader                  S.Brock
 Telephone                      (01902) 321125
 Email                          S.brock@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MV207

Module description
This module provides an introduction to business management in practice. Issues of planning, starting
up, maintaining and developing practice are considered.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Design an Advertising Poster                           10%
     2               Design a Marketing Pack                                40%
                     Development of a Business Plan                         50%

HL2032 Theory & Energy of Therapeutic Touch*
 Credit value               15
 Pre-requisites             Complimentary Medicine: an overview
 Co-requisites              None
 Prohibited                 None
 combinations
 Module Leader              L. Pursehouse
 Telephone                  (01902) 321125
 Email                      L.Pursehouse@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number          MV207

Module description
At a fundamental level, everything is energy, and this module explores the nature of energy. Through
studying various perspectives it is possible to embrace many concepts and understanding of the term
energy. A wide and varied discussion is offered within the arena of CAM

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Essay                                                  100%




                                                24
PY2005 Integrated Clinical Science for Pharmacy
 Credit value                  30
 Pre-requisites                PY1003 Molecular Basis of Disease & Therapeutics
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited                    None
 combinations
 Module Leader                 Dr C.A.Brown
 Telephone                     (01902) 323502
 Email                         C.A.Brown@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MG001

Module description
The module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the principles of
pharmacology and modes of intervention in current therapeutic practice. Another aim is to provide an
introduction to the pharmacological basis of therapeutics by indicating the evidence for, and basis of,
drug choice in therapeutic intervention.

Assessment
     Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Practical Reports                                           40%
     2        Examination                                                 60%

SR2022 Developmental Aspects*
 Credit value              15
 Pre-requisites            None
 Co-requisites             None
 Prohibited                None
 combinations
 Module Leader             J. Smith
 Telephone                 (01902) 323013
 Email                     Julian.Smith@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number         WT303

Module description
The module aims to give students an understanding of the psychological, psychomotor, psychosocial
and physiological factors of children's participation in physical activity and sport. The theoretical
aspects of these developmental issues will be examined and applied in a variety of physical settings.

Assessment
     Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1                Case Study                                               40%
     2                Exam                                                     60%




                                                25
SR2023 Exercise & Special Populations*
 Credit value                30
 Pre-requisites              SR1018 or equivalent
 Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited                  None
 combinations
 Module Leader               B. Bowd
 Telephone                   (01902) 323310
 Email                       b.bowd@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number           WE123

Module description
This module aims to provide students with detailed knowledge of the processes of exercise testing and
prescription with particular reference to special populations

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Ten-minute Presentation                                25%
     2               Practical Test                                         25%
     3               Group Web-page Design                                  50%




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Level 3 Modules:

BM3024 Musculoskeletal Physiology
 Credit value               15
 Pre-requisites              BM1119 Human Physiology
                             SR1018 Scientific Principles of Sport and Exercise
                             Or equivalent
 Co-requisites              None
 Prohibited                 None
 combinations
 Module Leader              Dr R. Shiner
 Telephone                  (01902) 321124
 Email                      R.A.Shiner@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number          MG109a

Module description
This module considers the physiological function of muscle, bone and connective tissue in a healthy
individual. In addition it develops an appreciation of injuries, diseases and disabilities associated with
this system and considers their subsequent treatment.

Assessment
     Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Oral Presentation                                           50%
     2        Attendance at Oral Presentation                             0%
     3        Examination                                                 50%

BM3025 Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology
 Credit value               15
 Pre-requisites              BM1119 Human Physiology
                             SR1018 Scientific Principles of Sport and Exercise
                             Or equivalent
 Co-requisites              None
 Prohibited                 None
 combinations
 Module Leader              Dr R. Shiner
 Telephone                  (01902) 321124
 Email                      R.A.Shiner@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number          MG109a

Module description
This module aims to consolidate an understanding of the regulation of the cardiovascular and
respiratory systems and how they interact to support physiological processes.

Assessment
     Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1                Coursework                                               50%
     2                End Test                                                 50%




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BM3026 Evidence-Based Practice
 Credit value               15
 Pre-requisites            AB1011 Personal & Study Skills; BM2058 Biology of Disease 1,
                           BM2059 Biology of Disease 2 or BM2023 Integrated Physiology and
                           Metabolism or equivalent
 Co-requisites              None
 Prohibited                 None
 combinations
 Module Leader              Dr I.P.L. Coleman
 Telephone                  (01902) 321139
 Email                      I.P.L.Coleman@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number          MA123b

Module description
This module focuses on issues that determine working practice in the laboratory and clinical
environments, changing practice in light of research. Students will evaluate how evidence based
practice has impinged on their chosen specialist area.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Rationale for Clinical Question                               0%

               Case Study                                                    100%

BM3038 Human Evolution
 Credit value                  15
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited                    None
 combinations
 Module Leader                 Dr P.J. Griffiths
 Telephone                     (01902) 321172
 Email                         P.J.Griffiths@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MG004

Module description
The origin of mankind is considered within the framework of modern evolutionary theory (natural
selection) and the geological context. The evolution of the genus homo from the primates is discussed
using fossil, molecular and genetic evidence. The emergence of bipedal locomotion, tool manufacture,
symbolic art and language, and the cultural revolution of the Upper Palaeolithic and Neolithic is
investigated.

Assessment
     Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Coursework                                             100%




                                                28
BM3040 Applied Physiology
 Credit value                   15
 Pre-requisites                  BM1119 Human Physiology
                                 SR1018 Scientific Principles of Sport and Exercise
                                 Or equivalent
  Co-requisites                 None
  Prohibited                    None
  combinations
  Module Leader                 Dr R. Shiner
  Telephone                     (01902) 321124
  Email                         R.A.Shiner@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number             MG109a

Module description
This module considers the response of physiological systems to changes in the environment of an
individual and highlights how long term adaptations occur in normal and disease states.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Examination                                              100%

BM3302 Neurophysiology
 Credit value                   15
 Pre-requisites                 BM1119 Human Physiology or equivalent
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited                     None
 combinations
 Module Leader                  Dr G.L. Condé
 Telephone                      (01902) 321153
 Email                          G.L.Conde@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MG001

Module description
This module aims to introduce the concept of inter-relationships between structure and function within
the nervous system and detail the pathophysiological consequences of neurological dysfunction.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1               Coursework                                               50%
     2               Test                                                     50%

BM3309 Honours Project
 Credit value                   30
 Pre-requisites                 AB2001 Advanced Personal and Study Skills or similar
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited                     None
 combinations
 Module Leader                  TBA
 Telephone
 Email
 Staff Room Number

Module description
The module aims to provide an opportunity for the student to carry out research in a current area of
physiology or related discipline.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1        Oral Presentation                                          20%
     2        Project Thesis                                             80%

                                               29
BM3310 Human Development
 Credit value                    15
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited                      None
 combinations
 Module Leader                   Dr P.J. Griffiths
 Telephone                       (01902) 321172
 Email                           P.J.Griffiths@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number               MG004

Module description
The module aims to provide an understanding of how development from a single cell to a fully formed
individual is achieved.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1                End Test                                                100%

HL3032 Health Promotion: Foundations for Practice*
 Credit value               15
 Pre-requisites             HL2213 – Education for Health or BSc Health Studies Award entry
                            or equivalent
 Co-requisites              None
 Prohibited                 None
 combinations
 Module Leader              J. Brant
 Telephone                  (01902) 321142
 Email                      Jean.Brant@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number          MV205

Module description
To examine and develop theoretical insight into approaches to health promotion, to reflect on and
clarify the link between theory and practice, and to enable students develop strategic planning skills.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1                Annotated Bibliography & Essay                          50%
     2                Essay                                                   50%




                                                30
SR3018 Nutrition for Health, Exercise & Performance*
 Credit value                  30
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited                    None
 combinations
 Module Leader                 Dr S. Day
 Telephone                     (01902) 323058
 Email                         s.h.day@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             WT305

Module description
The module aims to provide a thorough foundation of the role of nutrition for: i) maintaining and/or
enhancing health; ii) fulfilling the requirements of exercise in “healthy” individuals; and iii) optimising
sports performance in elite or well-trained athletic populations. These aims will be achieved by the
development of both theoretical knowledge and practically based skills.

Assessment
     Description                                                               Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1                 Literature Review                                           30%
     2                 Practical Report                                            30%
     3                 Exam                                                        40%

SR3314 Graded Exercise Testing & Exercise Prescription*
 Credit value                15
 Pre-requisites              SR1103 or SR1018, SR2203 or SR2023 or equivalent
 Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited                  None
 combinations
 Module Leader               Dr S. Day
 Telephone                   (01902) 323058
 Email                       s.h.day@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number           WT305

Module description
This module is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the processes of exercise
testing and prescription with particular relation to adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation.

Assessment
     Description                                                               Weighting or Pass/Fail
     1                 Practical Test                                              50%
     2                 Written Exam                                                50%




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Course Management

How the Awards are Managed
The day-to-day administration of the awards is under the control of the Award Management team,
detailed below:

Name                      Title              Role         Telephone Number       Room            email
 Dr Ruth Shiner        Principal        Subject Group       (01902) 321124      MG109a   R.A.Shiner@wlv.ac.uk
                        Lecturer            Leader
Dr Gillian Condé     Senior Lecturer    Course Leader          (01902) 321153   MG001    G.L.Conde@wlv.ac.uk
Dr Paul Barrow       Senior Lecturer     Admissions            (01902) 322702   MG004    P.A.Barrow@wlv.ac.uk
                                             Tutor
Dr Peter Griffiths   Senior Lecturer   Group Teaching          (01902) 321172   MG004    P.J.Griffiths@wlv.ac.uk
                                          & Learning
                                         Coordinator
   Dr Janine         Senior Lecturer        Ethics             (01902) 323502   MG001    J.X.Fletcher@wlv.ac.uk
   Fletcher                               Committee
                                       Membership and
                                           Clinical
                                       Physiology Tutor
   Dr Gillian        Senior Lecturer    School Board           (01902) 321141   MG002     G.Pearce@wlv.ac.uk
    Pearce                                 Member
Mr Tom Masters       Demonstrator        Practical and           (01902) 32     MA118    Tom.Masters@wlv.ac.uk
                                          Academic
                                           Support


Terms of Reference:

The Subject/Award Monitoring Committee meets at least once per semester to approve the annual
report and review the progress of all aspects of the courses. Minutes of Award Committee meetings
are held by the School Administrator (Room MA104) and are open to inspection by any student on the
course. Student elected members will also have copies of minutes covering the meetings during their
period of office.

Student/Staff Liaison & Student Representatives:
The Course Team holds at least 2 meetings per year with student representatives. Elections of student
representatives are organized early in the academic year and you should ensure that you know your
currently elected representative. Student representatives raise issues for discussion at the Committee
and other students should inform their representative about items they want included. The aim of these
meetings is to identify both good practice and problems. We attempt to resolve the problems by
deciding on what action to take and the outcomes are reported in the notes of the meeting, which are
posted on notice boards. We can only help you with your problems if we know they exist. Use your
representatives

These committees are the main avenue for you to influence the operation and development of the
courses and you are therefore encouraged to participate as much as possible, either directly as a
student elected member, or indirectly via your elected member.

If you have an academic or personal problem let us know as soon as possible. Your personal tutor has
a vital role as they are familiar with the structure and regulations of the award and will advise you. If in
doubt, do not hesitate to consult your tutor, the course manager or the physiology subject group
leader.




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Staff Involved with the Programme

      Name                       Title                 Telephone      Room              email
                                                        Number
  Dr Ruth Shiner        Principal Lecturer in        (01902) 321124   MG109a     R.A.Shiner@wlv.ac.uk
                        Physiology, Subject
                           Group Leader
 Dr Gillian Condé         Senior Lecturer in         (01902) 321153   MG001      G.L.Conde@wlv.ac.uk
                         Physiology, Course
                               Leader
 Dr Paul Barrow           Senior Lecturer in         (01902) 322702   MG004      P.A.Barrow@wlv.ac.uk
                       Physiology, Admissions
                                Tutor
 Dr Peter Griffiths       Senior Lecturer in         (01902) 321172   MG004     P.J.Griffiths@wlv.ac.uk
                             Anatomy &
                           Developmental
                             Physiology
    Dr Janine         Senior Lecturer in Human       (01902) 323502   MG001     J.X.Fletcher@wlv.ac.uk
     Fletcher           & Clinical Physiology
 Dr Gillian Pearce    Senior Lecturer in Clinical    (01902) 321141   MG002      G.Pearce@wlv.ac.uk
                       Physiology & Anatomy
 Mr Tom Masters       Physiology Demonstrator        (01902) 321089   MA118     Tom.Masters@wlv.ac.uk

                                Non-Physiology Staff Teaching on Modules
      Name                 School/Group          Telephone         Room                 email
                                                   Number
 Dr S. Anderson              Pharmacy          (01902) 321127     MG004        Steve.Anderson@wlv.av.uk
     B. Bowd                  SSPAL            (01902) 323310     WE123             b.bowd@wlv.ac.uk
     J. Astley           Biomedical Science    (01902) 321123     MA118            S.J.Astley@wlv.ac.uk
     J. Brant                  SOH             (01902) 321142     MV205           Jean.Brant@wlv.ac.uk
     S.Brock                   SOH             (01902) 321125     MV207             S.brock@wlv.ac.uk
  Dr C.A.Brown               Pharmacy          (01902) 323502     MG001           C.A.Brown@wlv.ac.uk
     Dr I.P.L.               Pharmacy          (01902) 321139     MA123b        I.P.L.Coleman@wlv.ac.uk
      Coleman
    Dr S. Day                 SSPAL                  (01902) 323058   WT305        s.h.day@wlv.ac.uk
  T. Devonport                SSPAL                  (01902) 323113   WE105     T.Devonport@wlv.ac.uk
   S.Dugmore                  SSPAL                  (01902) 321145   MV202     S.Dugmore@wlv.ac.uk
 Dr D.A.Fincham       Biochemistry & Forensics        (01902 322130   MA146      D.Fincham@wlv.ac.uk
 Dr G. Frampton          Biomedical Science          (01902) 321115   MG006     G.Frampton@wlv.ac.uk
   S. Galloway                SSPAL                  (01902) 323234   WE120     S.Galloway@wlv.ac.uk
   Dr J. Martin          Biomedical Science          (01902) 321154   MG008       J.Martin@wlv.ac.uk
 Dr A.R.McCrea              Biosciences              (01902) 322165   MA145     A.R.McCrea@wlv.ac.uk
  Dr C. Nallaiah      Biochemistry & Forensics       (01902) 322702   MG005      C.Nallaiah@wlv.ac.uk
  Dr W. Nicholls            Psychology               (01902) 321359   MC136    wendy.nicholls@wlv.ac.uk
   Dr P. Nurse           Biomedical Science          (01902) 321180   MG109b      P.Nurse@wlv.ac.uk
   Dr L.O‟Gara           Biomedical Science          (01902) 321394   MG008       E.O‟Gara@wlv.ac.uk
  Dr S.A.Perera          Biomedical Science          (01902) 321140   MG006      S.A.Perera@wlv.ac.uk
 L. Pursehouse                 SOH                   (01902) 321125   MV207    L.Pursehouse@wlv.ac.uk
     J.Smith                  SSPAL                  (01902) 323013   WT303     Julian.Smith@wlv.ac.uk
     A. Watts                Pharmacy                (01902) 321126   MA118      A.S.Watts@wlv.ac.uk




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Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

What is ‘Employability’?
„Employability‟ is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your employment
prospects throughout your time here at the University of Wolverhampton. Developing specialist
subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they also want to employ individuals
who are able to:
     Communicate effectively,
     Work in a team and have good interpersonal skills.
     Solve problems
     Work on their own using their own initiative and are able to adapt to changing situations
     Be self-confident

How Will You Develop Your Employment Skills?
At the School of Applied Sciences we aim to provide you with the opportunity to develop these through
the modules you will be studying. The assessments you do for your modules are designed to help you
develop Subject specific skills through the research you undertake for the assignments. In addition,
they are also designed to help you develop other key skills such as your written communication skills.
Where you have formal presentations, this will build your self-confidence in addition to helping you
develop your skills of verbal communication. Working as part of a team will develop vital group-work
skills. Attending your classes regularly will further ensure that you have the opportunity to develop
other skills.

Throughout your time at the University, you will develop and be able to demonstrate a number of skills,
some of which are listed below:

     Working as part of a group
     Demonstrating teamwork skills and leadership skills
     Effective communication
     Written (via reports etc.)
     Oral (through formal presentations)
     Problem-solving
     IT skills (which include use of basic packages for word processing, spreadsheets, use of email
      etc.)
     Time management
     Attending classes on time
     Handing in your assignments by the deadline date

You may also be working part-time. The experience you gain within a work environment is a very
worthwhile one and also helps you to develop key skills. This is another good way of developing skills
that are valued by employers.




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Career Opportunities and Future Study

BSc (Hons) Human Physiology (Single Honours or Joint Awards)
 Employment opportunities exist in scientific, medical or related fields, and
  graduates may enter employment as technicians within there fields or may find
  employment in sales and marketing.
 The degree programme will enable graduates to enter further education at
  postgraduate level to study for either a Masters degree or a Doctorate
  qualifications.
 Further training opportunities also exist for specialist scientific, medical related, or
  educational roles.

BSc (Hons) Human Biology (Single honours or Joint Awards)
 Graduates in Human Biology could find employment in technical posts in
  veterinary and medical industry laboratories or as technicians in research
  laboratories.
 They could work in the field of embryology.
 Sales and marketing positions related to healthcare products would also be an
  option.
 Opportunities would also be available in teaching or medical education.
 In addition they could undertake further study toward postgraduate or research
  qualifications.

BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Studies
 Successful completion of the BSc Rehabilitation Studies pathway would enhance
  a graduates promotion prospects within their own area of specialism, e.g.
  physiotherapy, sports therapy, occupational therapy or health care provision.
 In addition, graduates may wish to pursue a career in research, investigating
  aspects of physiology and rehabilitation science.
 Commercial opportunities in terms of private health assessment and lifestyle
  prescription may be possible.
 Opportunities exist within the NHS, for involvement with the GP prescription
  referral scheme, or as a Physiotherapy assistant.




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   Academic Regulations
These courses adhere to the University‟s academic regulations for students undertaking an
undergraduate degree, commencing after October 2002. A full version of these regulations can be
found on the University web site: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=6932
These regulations govern your course and will be binding on you. It is, therefore, important that you
read and become familiar with them.


Prizes for Achievement:

There is a prize available to reward an outstanding performance by an individual student during the
course of their academic studies.

The Physiology Society Prize

   This is awarded to the student that produces the best overall Project in Physiology.




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                         Section 2: School Specific Information

                                 SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES
                                     STUDENT CHARTER
The University is a community of learning; each and every member, be they staff or students, have
responsibilities to that community as well as to themselves. All students of the university have the right to
study in an environment that promotes success. This means that no one should be distracted by the
inconsiderate behaviour of others; for example by people who arrive late, or talk in lectures or the learning
centre.
In order to help you achieve your objectives with us, we will strive to provide:

       Effective impartial advice and guidance
       An effective introduction to the University, the School of Applied Sciences and your chosen course
       A welcoming environment with quiet places to study
       Appropriate resources including books and computing resources
       Qualified and professional tutors and staff
       Stimulating and well planned learning opportunities
       Well-defined and appropriate programmes of study
       Opportunities to plan and review progress with tutors and student support workers
       Access to learning support
       Access to confidential counselling and careers advice

                                             We will aim to ensure that

       Timely and appropriate feedback will be provided on assessments
       You have a personal tutor
       You can book an appointment with your tutor using the on-line booking system
       You will have access to the information you need to progress on your course e.g. each module you
        study will be accompanied by a module guide, similarly your award/pathway will have a guide or
        handbook

The University expects and needs you to:

       Make regular use of the electronic systems provided for your use e.g. E-Mail, E-Vision, Wolf and the
        student appointments system If you do not make use of these resources you cannot perform well.
       Attend regularly and punctually, this means for example, that you should not enter a teaching room
        after the session has started or miss appointments you have made to see staff.
       Given in all your assessments on time (or they will not be marked)
       Show courtesy and respect to staff and other students, this means for example, that cell phones
        should be turned off in all teaching sessions.
       Ensure that you understand the requirements of your award/pathway
       Ensure that you are aware of the requirements of each module you are studying and are aware
        which sessions to attend and what the assessment procedures are
       Respect and abide by University Regulations, e.g. Equal Opportunities Policy, ID Cards, quiet areas
       Bring all the personal equipment that you require to classes/workshops
       Show consideration to others by listening attentively and participating in class activities
       Keep your tutor informed if you have personal problems that affect your work; if these problems
        make it necessary to seek extensions, to do so before the deadline
       Identify for yourself what constitutes academic misconduct such as plagiarism and make every effort
        to avoid it. (See http://asp.wlv.ac.uk/Level7.asp?UserType=6&Level7=1152 for definitions and help)
       Use the student support office (Room MA104) to get quick answers to your queries without hunting
        for a lecturer.
       Seek approval for and confirm any change of programme within the deadlines
       Inform the University when your address or other contact details change
       Follow Health and Safety guidelines in laboratory and fieldwork settings.
       Behave appropriately as an ambassador for the University when working off campus




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Where to get help with your course


Student Support
If you encounter any issues (personal or academic) the following diagram directs you to the
appropriate department or staff member.




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Learning, Teaching & Assessment: What Can You Expect?

Learning & Teaching Resources
There is a wide range of resources available for your learning, including on-line materials for each
module (on WOLF), web-based information and, importantly, the online resources provided by the
Learning Centres. Module information will direct you to specific information sources, but there is an
expectation, particularly at Level 2, that you will research your own sources in order to enhance your
achievement of the learning outcomes for the programme.

Assessment
     Types of assessment
     The tutor, as part of the introduction to the module, will outline the assessment tasks. A more
     detailed briefing for each assignment will be available via the WOLF topic that supports the
     module. There is a wide range of assessment (further details can be found in the
     Undergraduate Student Guide), including:

             Written assignments
             Laboratory reports
             Reports
             Time Constrained Assignments
             Examinations (open book or closed book)

      Marking of Assessments
      The marking and grading of your work, be it for example an assignment or an exam is a
      comprehensive exercise involving first-marking by tutors, moderation by the tutors in the module
      team and the submission of assessments to independent external examiners who monitor and
      advise, thereby ensuring quality and standards.
      The normal return period for feedback on your marked (summative) work is three weeks after
      the date of submission. You will receive a grade achieved and comments on whether and how
      you have achieved the learning outcomes.

      The processing of grades is outlined in the Undergraduate Student Guide. Assessment grades
      follow the „Grade Point Scale‟ format outlined in the Guide. Grades range from A16
      (outstanding) to F0 (fail, no resit permitted). For the majority of modules the average
      achievement level will be in the C category which is „average-good‟; grades above this are
      „above average-very good to outstanding‟, and grades below are from „satisfactory‟ down to
      „uncompensatable fail‟. Thus, an „upper‟ C grade (e.g. C10) is comfortably a „good‟ grade within
      the A to F distribution.

      What Should You Avoid? What Should You Seek to Achieve?
         Remember that you are writing for another reader or readers. Do not assume that the
            reader will fill the gaps in your work.
         Use the introduction to establish what you are doing in your assignment.
         Use examples to support your analysis.
         Be objective and aim for reasoned argument. Phrases such as „in my opinion‟ or „in my
            view‟ are of little value because they are subjective. Do not use them. You should aim
            to support your points with evidence and reasoned analysis.
         Always acknowledge the use of someone else‟s work, using the appropriate system of
            referencing. Also, it is a very serious offence to use someone else‟s work, especially
            word-for-word or paraphrased contents of other‟s work. Please see the section below
            on Academic Misconduct
         Always keep copies of the sources or keep a note of each source as you use it, so that
            you can reference it in your bibliography at the end of your assignment.
         Plan your work in advance so as to meet the hand-in (submission) date. Writing up your
            research is often more time-consuming than you expect.
         Get help from tutors and mentors if you are unsure.
         Above all, do not „suffer in silence‟; the Course Leader, Student Advisor and tutors will
            be able to provide guidance so please use them.




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     Why are ethical considerations important when researching for assignments?
     Research is an essential and vital part of teaching and learning. Much is literature-based, using
     books, journals, periodicals and web-based material. However, some research may involve
     interaction with organisations and people. You should ensure that you do NOT conduct
     research that could be intrusive or sensitive or could cause psychological harm or suffering to
     others.

     For all modules that bring you into contact with organisations and people you will be required to
     follow appropriate ethical approval procedures. These will be explained to you by relevant
     module leaders. Where individuals or organisations have agreed to provide information to you,
     you may be required to produce evidence that permission has been given for access or contact.

What Feedback Can You Expect?

     What can you expect from your tutors whilst you are preparing your work?
        Normally tutors will advise you, as a group, on the assessment at or near the start of the
            module.
        Thereafter, you may consult your tutors by having a quick chat after a teaching session
            or arranging an appointment through SAMS;
            http://134.220.18.206/staffbooking/index.php


     What should you not expect from your tutors?
           It is not the role of a tutor to read drafts of your work and correct them with a view to
            your obtaining a „good mark‟. An assignment should reflect your effort and input, and
            the role of the tutor is to guide and advise. It is then your responsibility to assess this
            advice and guidance and use it accordingly. Tutors provide this in good faith, but its use
            - or lack of it - by you is not an automatic route to a good or a poor grade. Other factors,
            particularly those pertaining to your skills and efforts, will play a vital role in your
            achievement.
           You will not normally receive written feedback on formal University exams. However,
            should you wish to discuss your performance, you can make an appointment with the
            relevant module leader.

     After completion of the assignment
          The main feedback is through a copy (to you) of the assessment feedback sheet by
             email from tutors/administrative support staff.
          In some modules, additional feedback may be available through distribution of an
             “outline answer”, highlighting key points for guidance.

How You Can Comment on Learning & Teaching And Assessment

     We greatly value your feedback; students‟ views are collectively influential in how we deliver L&T
     and are gathered through staff-student meetings and via questionnaires, particularly the Course
     Evaluation Questionnaire that you will be asked to complete towards the end of the academic
     year. Such feedback is analysed for annual monitoring of modules, subjects and courses.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
If you consider that you have undertaken prior learning that could be credited towards your course,
contact the Student Support Office in the first instance.




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ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

    This can be defined as any of the following: -

  Cheating is defined as any attempt to gain unfair advantage in an assessment by dishonest means, and
  includes e.g. all breaches of examination room rules, impersonating another candidate, falsifying data,
  and obtaining an examination paper in advance of its authorised release.

  Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else‟s work and passing it off as your own. This includes
  incorporating either unattributed direct quotation(s) or substantial paraphrasing from the work of
  another/others. It is important to cite all sources whose work has been drawn on and reference them fully
  in accordance with the referencing standard used in each academic school.

  Collusion is when two or more people combine to produce a piece of work for assessment that is
  passed off as the work of one student alone. The work may be so alike in content, wording and structure
  that the similarity goes beyond what might have been coincidence. For example - where one student
  has copied the work of another, or where a joint effort has taken place in producing what should have
  been an individual effort.

    Penalties

    Where an offence is admitted, or a panel decides that cheating, plagiarism or collusion has occurred,
    a penalty will be imposed. The severity of the penalty will vary according to the nature of the offence
    and the level of study. Penalties will range from failure of the assignment under investigation to a
    restriction of the award a student may ultimately achieve or a requirement to leave the University.
    Further information can be found on-line on the University web pages or from the Students‟ Union.

    http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Docs/aca_acad_misc.doc




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