BSA1005 : Practical Skills in Physiology for Study Abroad
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Colin Brown
- Lecturer: Dr Georgina Carr, Dr Michael Gray
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||5|
This module introduces students to practical skills essential to students studying physiology. It links closely with the complementary module Physiology(PSC1002)which is a co-requisite for this module.
Students use computer-aided learning packages to study the process of blood coagulation and heart function. They also gain hands-on experience using an electrocardiogram to measure heart activity as well as practical techniques for measuring lung function.
The module also highlights the importance of laboratory health and saftey.
Outline Of Syllabus
The Physiology practical skills module consists of laboratory-based practicals on the following topics: blood coagulation; effects of exercise and posture on the cardiovascular system; the isolated mammalian heart preparation; methods in respiratory physiology.
The module is offered ONLY to Study abroad students. Students on other programmes in the School
of Biomedical sciences may take the same practical classes as part of CMB1006 (Practical skills in
Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences 2).
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||3||1:00||3:00||Written report and online assessment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||3:00||9:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||38:00||38:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Practicals will provide experience of laboratory work; information presented in practicals will include knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles of essential practical techniques and laboratory health and safety. Students will gain hands-on experience of a range of practical techniques and safe laboratory practice. Practical classes will allow students to develop skills in recording and analysing biological data, carrying out scientific calculations and using computers. Practicals also provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and exchange ideas with peers, demonstrators and academic staff in a relatively informal setting. Skills practised include critical thinking, data synthesis, numeracy & use of computer applications.
Independent study is used for self-directed learning and includes: reading lecture notes and texts relevant to the practicals; preparation for practicals and completing assessments.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||2||M||100||In-course written and online worksheets assessing knowledge and understanding of physiology practical work|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Practical reports will test the students' knowledge and understanding of practical techniques, ability to record and analyse biological data, ability to carry out scientific calculations and ability to use computer aided learning packages.