Undergraduate Course: Physiology 3 (BIME09004)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Selected aspects of physiological processes in health and disease: from the integrative function of single cells to whole systems physiology. A core emphasis will be on the experimental basis for our foundational knowledge of how physiological systems function and their regulation. Topics may include: cell and epithelial physiology, ion channels and transporters and their regulation, cell signalling and communication, endocrine and neuroendocrine physiology, sensory physiology, control and co-ordination of movement, control of feeding and responses to stress.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 27,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
ICA 35% [Including practical write-ups and essay]
Exam information-2hrs, consisting of 2 components, with weighting of 25% for MCQs, and 75% for essays.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Physiology 3||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Physiology 3||2:00|
| ¿ Detailed knowledge of the experimental basis (or information on where to find it) on the function and regulation of some of the major systems of the body, and also advanced physiological topics which prepare the student for Honours Physiology and allied subjects.
¿ Knowledge about how changes to the normal physiology of cells and systems can underlie human diseases and disorders.
¿ Knowledge primarily of Human Physiology, but appreciate that our current understanding is often based on studies on other mammals or lower orders of animals.
¿ Understanding of how foundational physiological knowledge is based on key experimental approaches and model systems
¿ Development of critical analysis, experimental design and data interpretation skills, including the ability to work as a team member.
¿ Improvement of computer skills and written information presentation skills, including ability to research a topic and produce a critical and logically argued essay.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Tuesday and Friday pm
|Course organiser||Dr Mike Cousin
Tel: (0131 6)50 3259
|Course secretary||Mrs Patricia Law
Tel: (0131 6)50 3161
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