|| BS12310 |
|| HUMAN BIOLOGY AND HEALTH |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Dr Glyn Jenkins |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Iolo Ap Gwynn, Dr Peter M Brophy |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 18 Hours 18 x 1 hour lectures |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written exam ||90%|
|Semester Assessment|| Presentation of health assignment ||10%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Written exam ||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of human biological systems and their interrelationships. Explain how biotic and abiotic factors impact upon human health and fitness.
Describe and illustrate with appropriate examples how human society responds to challenges upon its health.
This module lays the foundations in human biology and health for more advanced modules in years 2 and 3, fulfils requirements of academic progression, and provides stand-alone grounding in an interesting and popular biological discipline.
This module covers the general biology of humans, particularly in relation to health and well-being, and disease resulting from both biotic and abiotic influences.
The lectures cover the organization and development of the human body, and include fertilisation, embryology, development, ageing, evolution, blood, circulatory system, immune system, psychology, skeletal system, muscular system, respiratory system, urinary system, reproductive system, nervous system, sensory system, endocrine system, digestive system and nutrition. For each system, a case study is described that illustrates how human health is compromised.
As continuous assessment, students choose, research, prepare and present orally their own example of how human health is damaged by biotic or abiotic factors.
** Recommended Text
Pinon, R. (2002) Biology of human reproduction
Arking, R. (1998) Biology of Aging
Epstein, R.J. (2003) Human molecular biology
Kowalski, R.M., Westen, D. & Frankmann, S.P. (2004) Psychology: brain, behaviour and culture
McConkey, E.H. (1993) Human genetics: the molecular revolution
Jones and Bartlett
Tortora, G.J. & Grabowski, S.R. (2004) Introduction to the human body: essentials of anatomy and physiology
Waugh, A. & Grant, A. (2001) Ross and Wilson: Anatonmy and Physiology in Health and Illness.
Strachan, T. & Read, A.P. (2003) Human molecular genetics
Taylor and Francis
Sudbery, P. (2002) Human molecular genetics
Wood, P. (2001) Understanding immunology
** Should Be Purchased
Johnson, M.D. (2003) Human biology: concepts and current issues
This module is at CQFW Level 4