20 credits at level HE6
Knowledge of anatomy & physiology serves as the building blocks for understanding health and disease. Those who have a developed understanding of anatomy find it key in broadening and deepening their knowledge in all aspects of health & social care. Unfortunately though, the teaching of anatomy and physiology has in recent times fallen from vogue. This has placed many individuals with either a limited or gaped knowledge of this fundamentally important subject. Coupled with this many higher education institutes do not offer a focused education in the anatomy of the entire adult body leavening professionals with few opportunities to improve their knowledge.
The aim of this module is to introduce those with little anatomical knowledge to the topic and to both refresh and deepen the knowledge of those who are more experienced in anatomical and physiological studies. Whilst little anatomical and physiological knowledge is required to undertake this module it is fast moving and will quickly progress to a relatively complex level.
Essentially this module is aimed at a multi-professional audience and will equip participants with a rounded knowledge of the human body so that they can then go on to use in future studies, life or practice.
This module aims to provide an overview of the entire human body how it functions and interrelates with other anatomical structures. To achieve this, cells as the basic building blocks of the body will be described in some detail. The module will then progress to identify how cells are organised to form whole organs which are then grouped in to organ systems. The groups of organ systems will then largely form the basis of the teaching.
Each organ system will have its principal organs identified, the structure and function of each organ will then be explained. The role that each organ plays in that organ system and within the body as a complete unit will be considered and explained.
Specifically this module will consider topics that relate to
Muscular Skeletal System
The human body is a tremendously complex entity and learning about its intricacies can feel tremendously overwhelming at first yet once achieved amazingly satisfying. This fact will be kept in view thought the module and student support will be of paramount importance.
A series of lectures will be used to introduce students to basic concepts and to overview the entire curriculum content. This will then be augmented with specifically designed study packs that are designed to promote both understanding and retention of knowledge. Students will additionally be exposed to a number of models of anatomical sutures in order that they can relate their theoretical knowledge to a real three dimensional structure.
To make the learning manageable the entire subject of human anatomy will be broken down in to topics that largely follow anatomical distribution in to organ systems. Each topic will commence with basic overview of the given gross structures then the function of those structures will be explained. Finally the physiology that is associated with that system will be introduced and explained.
To assist students in learning and revision in terms of level a curriculum that identifies the knowledge that they must learn and understand whilst studying this module will be given to students.
Finally a range of online material will be used to help cement student understanding. These will take the form of short units of study that will support classroom study and aid with revision.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Describe the anatomical structures that make up the adult human body||
1.1 Describe the cellular structures of the body and how these combine to form tissues and whole organs
1.2 Categorise organs in to the systems that make up the human body
1.3 Explain the anatomy and role of the principal organs and systems that form the adult human body
|2.||Explain the physiology that ensures that the adult human body functions effectively||
2.1 Describe the physiologic function of the principal organs within the body
2.2 Summarise the interrelation of organ systems physiologically
2.3 Illustrate knowledge of the relevant biochemistry in relation to organ and system function in the adult human
|3.||Identify the effects that altered anatomy and physiology will have on the body||
3.1 Describe possible variations of anatomy and physiologic function
3.2 Predict the effect that dysfunction of a organ or physiologic signal will have on the body
3.3 Relate these changes to the potential for initiation of pathology
|4.||Recognise the importance of maintaining homeostasis and the mechanisms that contribute to this||
4.1 Identify ways in which the adult human body monitors its functioning
4.2 Illustrate the way in which the body initiates changes in physiology in order that it maintains homeostasis
4.3 Consider ways in which health & social care providers can exploit homeostasis in order to provide care
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Written paper of 50 multiple choice questions 70% correct responses||Observed Structured Clinical Examination 70% correct responses|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Ross, J. Wilson, K. Waugh, A. (Ed), Grant, A. (Ed) (2003) Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. Churchill Livingstone, London.
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