Module Title:Physiology and Cell Biology 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 6 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Physiology will be delivered in three theory classes of one hour duration for 12 weeks. Lectures will include Power Point presentations, group discussions and quizzes. Any course-related issues or questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures. All lecture notes, and any supplementary reading, screen cast or video material will be available to students on Blackboard. Cell Biology in Semester 2 will be taught in one theory class of one hour, and one two hour practical session per week, for twelve weeks. Lectures will include Power Point presentations, and relevant class notes, diagrams and self assessment tools will be available to the students in Blackboard. Online resources will also be accessed as appropriate. 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 functions and control of the Nervous, Urinary and Endocrine Systems. Cell Biology: To impart knowledge of basic cell biology and microbiology with special emphasis on (a) association between cell structure and function and human disease and (b) microbial growth and disease transmission and prevention.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Physiology: Describe the physiology of the Nervous, Urinary and Endocrine Systems of the Human body.
LO2 Cell Biology: Describe the structure and functions of cells and tissues.
LO3 Cell Biology: Explain basic concepts of microbiology and carry out basic histological and microbiological techniques.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Physiology System 1 - The Nervous System
Anatomical and functional divisions of the nervous system, Structure, function and classification of neurons and neuroglial cells. Neurotransmission, resting membrane and action potentials
Physiology System 2 - The Urinary System
Structure and function of the urinary system, detailed physiology of the processes involved in urine production and micturition.
Physiology System 3 - The Endocrine System
Classification of hormones, overview of the location of the major endocrine glands, major actions and feedback regulation of the hormones produced by the Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Thyroid, Adrenal Glands and Pancreas
Cell Biology
Cellular genetic processes with emphasis on genetic disease. Introduction to basic concepts of immunology and overview of cells involved in the immune response. Tissues: epithelial, connective, muscle and nervous.
Microbiology
Introduction to micro-organisms: bacteria, fungi, protozoans, viruses. Environmental factors affecting microbial growth. Introduction to mechanisms by which microbes overcome host defences. Sources and modes of infection. Prevention procedures: methods of sterilization and disinfection
Practical
Practicals will develop skills in the use of the light microscope and the application of simple histological and anatomical techniques. In addition practicals will include application of the fundamental principles of Microbiology, with special reference to the transmission and the prevention of disease, and the utilisation of basic microbiological techniques and methodologies.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment75.00%
Practical25.00%
Special Regulation
Learners must achieve a minimum of 35% in both the CA and practical components.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Physiology continuous assessment will account for a total of 50% of the module grade, and involve a maximum of 2-3 in class assignments such as MCQ, short answer, true or false type questions, and/or project or presentation type work. The Cell Biology continuous assessment will account for 25% of the module grade. It will involve a maximum of 2 in class assignments such as MCQ, short answer, true or false type questions, and/or project or presentation type work. 1,2,3 75.00 Ongoing
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A practical log book and by observing student performance and conduct in practical classes 3 25.00 Every Week
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
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 3.53
Total Hours 125.00
 

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