Module Title:Physiology and Cell Biology 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 6 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The Physiology component of this module will be delivered in three theory classes of one hour duration for 12 weeks and 2 practical hours per week for 12 weeks in semester 1. Lectures will include Power Point presentations, group discussions, and any course-related issue or questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures. Practical classes will be delivered in the Physiology Laboratory as interactive classes focusing on tasks and activities that allow the student explore and measure physiological responses at rest and during exercise, fostering familiarity with good laboratory conduct, patient care, data handling, data analysis and data interpretation skills. The Cell Biology component of this module in Semester 1 will be taught in one theory lecture class per week, lasting an hour each, for 12 weeks. Lectures will include Power Point presentations, and online resources will be accessed as appropriate. Relevant class notes, diagrams and self assessment tools will be also available to the students in Blackboard. Class will be subjected to regular informal testing and peer teaching and learning during class time. Emphasis will be given to case studies linking concepts to realistic situations.
Module Aim: Physiology: To provide the student with an understanding of the function and control of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems Cell Biology: To impart knowledge of basic cell biology with special emphasis on association between cell structure and function and human disease.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain the physiology behind the cardiovascular and respiratory systems of the body
LO2 Have a broad overview of the context of these organ systems with regard to other modules on their programme
LO3 Describe the rationale behind certain cardiovascular and respiratory investigatory procedures
LO4 Conduct laboratory investigations to examine certain cardiovascular and respiratory functions at rest and during exercise
LO5 Describe the structure and functions of cellular macromolecules, organelles and cells.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Physiology Theory
In depth physiology of the cardiac system, examining the functioning of the heart in detail. Detailed physiology of the blood system and how it relates to cardiac and respiratory system. Comprehensive physiology of the respiratory system and how it relates to the cardiac and blood systems.
Physiology Practical
Heart rate monitoring and the acute effect of exercise on heart rate; Cardiac Cycle; Heart and ECG; Heart sounds; Blood Pressure; Heart and Peripheral Circulation; Breathing; Lung Volumes; Mechanics of Ventilation; Cardio-respiratory effects of exercise; Muscle and EMG
Cell Biology Theory
Introduction to the animal cell and homeostasis. Overview of cell chemistry. The cell membrane: structure and function. Other cellular components: overview and function. Introduction to methods of cell communication. Cellular genetic processes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment80.00%
Practical20.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 35% in both the Practical and CA assessment components
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Physiology will involve between 2 and 3 continuous assessments/assignments, which will take place in class as MCQ, short answer, true or false type questions, project or presentation type work (worth 60% in total). Cell Biology will involve one continuous assessment/assignment which will take place in class as MCQ, short answer, true or false type questions, project or presentation type work (worth 20% in total). 1,2,5 80.00 Ongoing
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Assessment to include final practical exam (ECG, BP, Respiratory) +/- laboratory report on acute cardio-respiratory response to exercise 1,3,4 20.00 End-of-Semester
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 11.87
Total Hours 250.00
 

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