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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Anatomy and Physiology
Module Code NS119
School 38
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Paul Buchanan
Semester 2: Paul Buchanan
Autumn: Paul Buchanan
Module TeachersPaul Buchanan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination
A full 40 MCQ paper with new set of questions.

The aim of this module is to enable students to develop an understanding of the structure, location and function of the systems of the human body.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the Principles of Human Physiology
2. Describe the major systems of the body
3. Label the relevant anatomical structures within each system.
4. Summarize the functions of each system
5. Understand the inter-relationship between systems in the maintenance of homeostasis.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture28Lecture class discussion buzz groups questions and answers
Independent Study48Library work reading
Fieldwork49Examination preparation and self assessment
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Structure and function of body systems
Physiology of Endocrine system, Nervous system, Cardiovascular system, Respiratory system, Urinary system, Gastrointestinal, Immune System, Integumentary system, Skeletal system, and Muscle system.

Understand the inter-relationship between systems in the maintenance of homeostasis. Recall key homeostatic systems throughout the bodily systems and how their disruption can lead to disease.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Charles Welsh: 2020, Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 16th Ed, McGraw-Hill Education, 1260251349
  • Vanputte C, Regan J, Russo AF.: 2016, Seeley's Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 9th, McGraw Hill, UK,
Other Resources

60893, Tablet App, 2021, Visible Bodies - Human Anatomy Atlas 2022, Argosy Publishing,
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Date of Last Revision20-MAY-11

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