PSC3012 : Integrated Physiology
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor David Thwaites
- Lecturer: Dr Michele Sweeney, Dr Colin Brown, Professor Brendan Kenny, Dr Christopher Ward, Professor Adrian Rees, Dr Judith Hall, Professor Jenny Read, Dr Timothy Cheek, Professor Barry Hirst, Professor Jeffrey Pearson
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
The PSC3012 module (Integrated Physiology) is designed to:
• encourage students to consolidate their knowledge of the key physiological systems as taught through the Physiological Sciences programme.
• reinforce the development of important critical skills including interpretation of the scientific literature, data analysis and problem solving.
• provide a support framework to enable effective and planned revision ahead of the final written examinations.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module provides a review of the key physiological systems including the nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, renal system, cardiovascular system and respiratory system.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||14||1:00||14:00||Revision seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||3:00||3:00||Interactive practical, data analysis|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||83:00||83:00||Revision|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The revision seminars are used to review the core scientific material and key concepts in a concise manner (K1-K2, S1-S3) and to direct students towards important original sources of information in the study guides providing a framework for guided independent study and revision (K1-K2, S1-S2). Revision seminars aid the development of an understanding of current research and the experimental basis of key concepts and core knowledge (K1-K2, S1-S3). Several revision seminars provide experience of abstract and data analysis using practice questions to stimulate informal discussion and aid in the development of critical skills and problem solving (K2, S1-S3). The revision seminars provide opportunities to increase understanding by reflection and discussion (K1-K2, S1). The interactive practical supports the core material and aids in data analysis and interpretation (K2, S1-S2).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||180||2||A||100||Open-book exam. Six questions to be answered, two from each of three sections, with choice from three within each section.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The open-book written examination tests core knowledge and understanding of the subject under time-constraint conditions (K1-K2, S1-S4). The abstract analysis components of the examination test critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis and interpretation (K2, S1-S4). The open-book written examination tests the ability to integrate knowledge from across the programme and to use this knowledge in the interpretation of new information (K1-K2, S1-S4).
FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.