PSYG06006 2020 Human Anatomy And Physiology

General Details

Full Title
Human Anatomy And Physiology
Transcript Title
Human Anatomy And Physiology
75 %
Subject Area
PSYG - Physiology Studies
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Karen Coughlan
Programme Membership
SG_SINFO_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SINFO_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Medical Information Science

The aim of this module is to introduce the student to human anatomy and physiology to gain familiarity with the structures relevant to human function and an understanding for the mechanisms behind it. This comprehensive overview will be applicable to a broad base of health studies for data analytic applications. This course will link with other related modules including biology, pharmacology, and human disease.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Locate and list the morphological characteristics of key cell and tissues types in humans.


Identify the fundamental anatomical components of human bodily systems.


Explain the functional role of cell and tissues types studied and how their form fits their function from cell to system.


Describe the basic functions of the systems studied with an understanding of homeostatic control.


Demonstrate an ability to work independently with strong self-direction in relation to time-management, motivation and planning in workshop participation.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will include a mixture of lectures, ‘in lab’ video demonstrations, tutorial workshops and video simulations augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This mixed strategy of engagement is intended to support various student learner needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes).

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be 50% continuous assessment and 50% final exam. A mix of assessment methods will be applied to evaluate a variety of learning styles.

The workshop component (30%) is assessed by a mix of weekly on-going write-ups and short answer questions that are in the workshop workbook.

In the second half of the semester there will be 2 MCQ style quiz (10% x2).

The final exam (50%) will take place at the end of the semester. 



Repeat Assessments

Repeat continuous assessment and / or final exam.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 75% of workshops. Students will be asked to repeat complete if they fail to meet this minimum requirement.


Indicative Syllabus


Morphology and function of fundamental human cells, tissues and organ systems.

Comprehensive key details of the following: cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, immune, excretory, nervous, muscular, endocrine, digestive and skeletal systems.


Cytology (video / simulations) including - different blood component, immune cells.

Histology including - muscle tissue (cardiac, smooth and skeletal), epithelium, connective tissue, nervous tissue.

Laboratory video / simulation practicals - anatomy of the heart, how your cardiovascular system behaves at rest and at different exercise intensities, blood pressure measurements, ECG measurements, measurement of pulmonary function, 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 MCQ / Fill in the Blanks Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 6 1,2
2 Workshop Workbook Practical Written Report 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 MCQ / Fill in the Blanks Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 9 3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Theory Based Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % Week 13 1,2,3,4

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Online Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Online Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Human Physiology by Lauralee Sherwood 2010 Brooks & Cole.

Marieb, E. and Hoehn, K. (2018) Human Anatomy & Physiology, 11th ed. Pearson, UK ISBN: 9780134580999

VanPutte, C., Regan, J. and Russo, A  (2019) Seeley's Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 10th ed. McGraw Hill, Boston ISBN: 9781259864643

Mader, S. & Windelspecht, M. (2012)  Human Biology (12th Ed.) New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, int. student ed.