PSYG06004 2019 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

General Details

Full Title
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Transcript Title
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
75 %
Subject Area
PSYG - Physiology Studies
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Eimear Donlon, Orla Warren
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHEAL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Exercise Science SG_SCLIN_H08 202300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Clinical Measurement Physiology SG_SHUMA_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 202200 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SCLIN_C06 202300 Higher Certificate in Science in Clinical Measurement Physiology (Exit)

The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the basic systems of the human body (in combination with Human Anatomy and Physiology II) and to provide a foundation for more specific studies in Physical Activity, Exercise Physiology, and Human Nutrition and Diet modules.

Learning Outcomes

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


Have a good level of knowledge in the anatomical terminology appropriate to the areas of the Muscular, Skeletal, Respiratory, Circulatory and Digestive systems 


Have a good level of knowledge of the physiology of the Muscular, Skeletal, Respiratory, Circulatory and Digestive systems 


Demonstrate a range of laboratory skills and operate basic laboratory instruments used in physiological practical experimentation.


Demonstrate an ability for autonomous, independent learning and be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. This will include lectures and laboratory practicals augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning 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 is 65% CA and 35% Final Exam.  A mix of assessment methods will be used to evaluate a variety of learning styles.

The practical component (40%) is assessed by a mix of weekly write-ups and a short answer quiz containing questions that are in the laboratory manual.

Short Moodle quizzes on each topic (7), with unlimited attempts over a 2 week period, are used to encourage engagement with the topics, and provide feedback to the students on their own progress.  These are awarded 10% of the CA marks.

An MCQ (15%) takes place in the second half of the semester, and the Final Exam (35%) takes place at the end of the semester.

The student must reach an assigned gate (25%) in the final exam and achieve 40% overall to pass the subject.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Students will be asked to Repeat Attend if they fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement of 75% in practicals.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

The theory and practical content summarised below address the  Learning Outcomes


The practical content, and additional resources on Moodle regarding the topics covered in theory, along with preparation for assessments and practical write-ups, address Learning Outcome 3 and 4.


Theory: Tissue Types, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Digestive System, Skeletal System, Muscular System

Indicative Practicals

Examination of the structure of the Bovine heart, cell types, Blood Groups (ABO), pulmonary function

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Laboratory Skills and Knowledge Assessment Coursework Assessment Practical Evaluation 40 % OnGoing 3,4
2 MCQ and Short Answer Questions Topics 1-4 Coursework Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 15 % Week 9 1,2
3 Topical Moodle Quizes Coursework Assessment Open Book Exam 10 % OnGoing 1,2

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Theory Based Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 35 % End of Term 1,2,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Practical / Laboratory Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-02-16 Human Biology McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 1259921867 ISBN-13 9781259921865

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Mader, S. & Windelspecht, M. (2018)  Human Biology (15th Ed.) New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, int. student ed.

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