PSYG09002 2022 Physiological Systems

General Details

Full Title
Physiological Systems
Transcript Title
Physiological Systems
Code
PSYG09002
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
PSYG - Physiology Studies
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Azura Youell, Thomas Smyth, Karen Coughlan, Neville McClenaghan, Orla Warren
Programme Membership
SG_SCLIN_Q09 202200 Master of Science in Clinical Measurement Physiology SG_SHEAL_Q09 202200 Level 9 Certificate in Healthcare Science (Physiology)
Description

This module aims to develop in-depth understanding of core anatomy, physiology, and concepts, with particular focus on respiratory, cardiac and vascular, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems in preparation for application to clinical measurements in each of the specialist areas. The module will take an integrative approach considering homeostatic regulation, principles of communication and control, and responses to altered demand and disease states.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Differentiate and integrate anatomical structures of the respiratory, cardiac, vascular, gastrointestinal and neurological systems and related systems. 

2.

Assess and explain physiological concepts relevant to the respiratory, cardiac, vascular, gastrointestinal and neurological systems. 

3.

Distinguish structures responsible for regulation/control of body systems and discuss how they provide an integrated response to altered demand, changes in metabolism, and disease states. 

4.

Explain components and function of the lymphatic system and body defences, including immunity/immune response and its role in disease states. 

5.

Summarise common pathologies of the respiratory, cardiac, vascular, gastrointestinal and neurological systems. 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures will expose learners to key concepts supported by laboratory-based practicals. Practical work will offer opportunities for interactive learning in small groups through enquiry and discussion. 

The VLE will support the module as a repository for learning material but also providing opportunities for self-directed learning through the provision of short formative assessment quizzes and activities including case study work. Module materials embrace the principles of a Universal Design for Learning approach. 

Students will be expected to actively engage with reading material and self-directed learning activities to promote integration of prior knowledge and assimilation of new specialist knowledge. 

 

 

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will write up laboratory practicals as a key part of ongoing assessment to apply theory to case study data. Written feedback will be provided at regular intervals as a result of this process. 

Short answer and multiple-choice quizzes will also be used to assess theoretical knowledge. 

Application of theoretical knowledge will also be assessed via final written exam. 

Repeat Assessments

Students will be afforded the opportunity to undertake any/all Failed elements of the module at the earliest opportunity. Where the attendance of practicals is below 75%, students will be expected to offset the deficit before being regarded as having successfully completed the module.

This module contains 'must pass' assessments.  The minimum ‘pass’ mark for this module overall is 50%.

Where the attendance at practicals is below 75%, students will be expected to offset the deficit before being regarded as having successfully completed the module.

Indicative Syllabus

Indicative Lectures:

  • Introduction to integrative anatomy and physiology: Levels of organization, physiological concepts (including the central unifying concept of homeostasis and homeostatic regulation), communication systems (endocrine/nervous), and integration.
  • Functional anatomy and physiology of the muscular, skeletal, and integumentary systems (with reference to regulation, relationships with other body systems, pathophysiology, and common pathologies).
  • Functional anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system (with reference to regulation, relationships with other body systems, pathophysiology, and common pathologies).
  • Functional anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular (heart and vasculature) and lymphatic systems and immunity (with reference to regulation, relationships with other body systems, pathophysiology, and common pathologies).
  • Functional anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system (GI tract and accessory organs), metabolism and energetics (with reference to regulation, relationships with other body systems, pathophysiology, and common pathologies).
  • Functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system (central and peripheral) (with reference to regulation, relationships with other body systems, pathophysiology, and common pathologies).
  • Functional anatomy and physiology regulation of the endocrine and reproductive systems (with reference to regulation, relationships with other body systems, pathophysiology, and common pathologies).
  • Functional anatomy and physiology of the urinary system including fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance (with reference to regulation, relationships with other body systems, pathophysiology, and common pathologies).

 

Indicative Practicals: 

Laboratory activities are designed to support lectures and enhance module learning, where pre-lab reading, accessing virtual simulations, and/or tutorials may be required for each practical.

  • Cardiovascular: Pulse, Blood Pressure, and ECG testing of healthy persons at rest and during altered demand (exercise) states (using expired air analysis). Norm values for healthy persons and values typically observed in various cardiovascular system pathologies Anatomy/histology of vascular tissue.
  • Respiratory:  Spirometry testing of healthy persons at rest and during altered demand (exercise) states. Norm values for healthy persons and values typically observed in various respiratory system pathologies. Anatomy/histology of pulmonary tissue. 
  • Gastrointestinal:  Case Study Tutorial.
  • Neurological:  Neuromuscular stimulation and reflexes (including reference to abnormal/disease states).
  • Control and Integrative Physiology: Scientific experiment to investigate response of five physiological systems to increased metabolism (exercise) with presentation according to standard scientific practice. Urinalysis.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Physiological Systems Laboratory Work Practical Written Report 40 % OnGoing 2,5
2 Physiological Systems CA Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 7 1,2,3,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Physiological Systems Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Physiological Systems Lectures 3 Weekly 3.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Physiological Systems Practical 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
Journal Resources
URL Resources
Other Resources

Reinus and Simon; Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology, The Essentials; Wiley Blackwell 

Crossman, A., Neary, D. and Crossman, B., 2018. Neuroanatomy. 6th ed. Elsevier. 

Ruppel 2009 Mosby Inc. (www.Amazon.co.uk) Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials. John B. West et al. 2011 Elsevier Ltd.  

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