Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Physiological Systems
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 1 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  (750 words)  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   (Written)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   (Written)  Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Identify the structures, and functions, of the main physiological systems of the human body.

2. Describe the key theories and principles that explain human movement and function.

3. Appropriately evaluate sources of information.

4. Solve problems of a numerical and logical nature.

5. Gather and use information from a range of sources.

Brief description

This module will introduce students to the main physiological systems of the body and consider issues such as homeostatic balance and control. The module will provide the basis for development in subsequent modules such as Human Metabolism, Sport and Exercise Physiology and Exercise Management in Health and Chronic Disease.


The module content will be delivered via one lecture each week which will be supported by workbook tasks delivered via blackboard
• Introduction to module
• Cardiovascular system – the heart
• Cardiovascular system – blood vessels
• Cardiovascular system – blood
• Respiratory system – the lungs
• Respiratory system – gas exchange
• Consolidation seminar
• Endocrine system
• Immune system
• Nervous system
• Consolidation seminar

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Assessment.
Communication Consolidation sessions.
Improving own Learning and Performance Consolidation sessions and Blackboard tasks.
Information Technology Blackboard tasks.
Personal Development and Career planning
Problem solving Assessment.
Research skills Blackboard tasks and assessment preparation.
Subject Specific Skills Processing physiological data.
Team work Consolidation sessions.


This module is at CQFW Level 4