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Module

SES1000 : Human Physiology and Practical Skills

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Emma Cockburn
  • Lecturer: Dr Deb Dulson, Dr Helen Mason, Dr Owen Jeffries, Dr Christopher Eggett
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to provide a foundation in human physiology with reference to sport and exercise.

There is an emphasis on how human organs and tissues function and the module allows the student to study and understand key concepts regarding normal human physiology through an integrated systems approach.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lectures and laboratory practical classes will cover:

•       Homeostasis
•       Blood: constituents; blood groups; blood clotting; white blood cell role in immune system
•       Cardiovascular system: organisation and function; electrical conduction in the heart; neural and hormonal influences on the cardiovascular system; blood pressure
•       Respiratory system: process of respiration / ventilation; factors that influence the work of breathing; gas exchange in the lung; gas transport in the blood; control of ventilation
•       Nervous system: organisation and function; motor control
•       Kidney: structure and function of the nephron; mechanisms of control of re-absorption; hormonal control of water and sodium content of the body
•       Gut: saliva and gastric secretions; pancreatic secretions; digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins
•       Exercise: how the cardiovascular and respiratory activities are altered to reflect the demands of exercise
•       Endocrine System: endocrine glands; cell communication; actions of key hormones
•       Liver: structure and function; role in metabolism; role in exercise performance

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable