Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Human Physiological Systems
Academic Year
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1.5 Hours   MCQ  MCQ completed through Blackboard  50%
Semester Assessment Lab Report  2000 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Lab Report  2000 Words  50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

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

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

Collect data in a laboratory environment in a safely and effectively

Communicate via a scientific laboratory report

Brief description

This module will introduce students to the main physiological systems of the body and considers issues such as homeostatic balance and control. The module will provide the basis for development in subsequent modules such as, Sport and Exercise Physiology and Physical Activity for Health




• Endocrine system
• Cardiovascular system
-Heart Rate, ECG, blood pressure
• Nervous system
• Respiratory system
• Muscular system
-Eccentric, Concentric, Isometric
-Length tension, force velocity
• Skeletal system
• Immune and Lymphatic systems

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Students will be provided with academic and skill challenges during practical sessions and completion of assessment
Co-ordinating with others Laboratory sessions: • Working in groups in laboratory sessions
Creative Problem Solving Completion of assessments (Exam and report) Laboratory sessions
Critical and analytical thinking Completion of assessments (Exam and report) Laboratory sessions
Digital capability Assessment (Exam, online platform and report using MS word, excel) Laboratory sessions • ECG system
Professional communication Assessment (report)
Real world sense Assessment (report, interpreting physiological data) Laboratory sessions: • Working with participants as clients
Reflection Self, peer and lecturer feedback during contact hours
Subject Specific Skills Laboratory sessions: • Measurement of HR and ECG • Blood Pressure • Spirometry • Strength measurement


This module is at CQFW Level 4