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Undergraduate Course: Physiology 3 (BIME09004)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySelected 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed The Dynamic Cell 2 (BILG08009) AND Genes and Gene Action 2 (BILG08003)
Students MUST have passed: Biomedical Sciences 2 (BIME08007)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 154 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 65 %, Coursework 15 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Exam 65%
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.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Physiology 32:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Physiology 32:00
Learning Outcomes
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Tuesday and Friday pm
KeywordsPhysiology
Contacts
Course organiserDr Mike Cousin
Tel: (0131 6)50 3259
Email: M.Cousin@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Patricia Law
Tel: (0131 6)50 3161
Email: Anne.Law@ed.ac.uk
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