Undergraduate Course: Health Life Sciences (NUST08017)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims to equip students studying health and healthcare with a foundation of biomedical knowledge and skills.
Students are introduced to the physiological norms and then explore some deviations in these systems and how these might affect the individual.
The course will be taught over two ten week semesters and will provide the students with introduction to biological science as applied to health.
In semester one attention will be given to introducing biological principles which form the basis of an understanding of body function.
In semester two the human body is then examined system by system. Attention is given to how these systems work, their normal anatomy and physiology, associated pathophysiology and their relationship to health care.
A sound knowledge will be developed of the physiological norms, the ability to recognise when these are compromised in an individual and the physical effects that these may have.
The course will include the anatomy and physiology of:
¿ Systems of Life
¿ Digestive / GI tract
¿ Introduction to nutrition
¿ Liver / Pancreas / Gallbladder
¿ Infection and immunity
Whilst the focus is on the anatomy and physiology of the human body, this is studied in the context of the individual and links are made to the holistic function of the person. In particular safe, effective, compassionate and respectful communication when dealing with people.
«« Please refer to Nursing Life Sciences NUST08014 for timetable information as both courses are taught together »»
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 60,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formative assessment (quizzes, multiple choice questions etc.).
Summative: 20% class exam(S1), 20% course paper and 60% exam (S2).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||1:30|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
| By the end of this course students will:
* Understand the biological physiological and anatomical principles of the human body,
* Be aware of the basic disease principles which might affect the human body,
* Understand the role which health and social care practitioners have in promoting good physical health and wellbeing in individuals, families and communities.
* Identify the changing picture of disease and management in the 21st century
Waugh A & Grant A (2010) Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. 11th Edition. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.
Hall JE, Guyton AC. (2011) Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology. 12th Edition. Saunders/Elsevier, Philadelphia
Books for reference
Gillespie SH, Bamford KB (2012) Medical microbiology and infection at a glance. 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester
Gilroy A, MacPherson BR, Ross LM, (2012) Atlas of Anatomy, 2nd Edition, Thieme, New York
Male D, Brostoff J, Roth DB, Roitt IM. (2013) Immunology. 8th Edition, Saunders/Elsevier, Philadelphia
Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Flower RJ, Henderson G. (2012) Rang & Dale's pharmacology. 7th Edition, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jennifer Tocher
Tel: (0131 6)51 1991
|Course secretary||Miss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889
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