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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Physiology for Health Sciences
Module Code SS103
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Craig Smith
Semester 2: Craig Smith
Autumn: Craig Smith
Module TeachersHannah Goss
Craig Smith
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

To examine the contribution of physiological systems to the function of the human body.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the relationship between cell, tissue, organ and whole body function
2. Describe the physiological processes that contribute to the maintenance of homeostasis.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36In class lectures
Independent Study89Independent Study
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

Introduction to physiology Ch. 1

Cell structure and function Ch 2

The endocrine system Ch 6

Nerve cell signalling Ch 8 & 9

Muscle contraction Ch 13

Respiratory system Ch 17 & 18

Cardiovascular system Ch 14 & 15

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop QuizMCQ25%Week 6
Loop QuizMCQ25%Week 12
Essayn/a50%Week 12
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

  • Germann WJ, Stanfield CL.: 0, Principles of Human Physiology, 2nd Edition, Pearson Benjamin Cummings.,
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Date of Last Revision20-AUG-07

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