|| BS00510 |
|| BIOLOGICAL CO-ORDINATION AND FUNCTION |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Dr Judith Humphries |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Dr Christopher L Davey |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 x 1h lectures |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours theory paper ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Coursework (written assignments) ||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours theory paper ||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resubmission of failed coursework ||40%|
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
relate the structure of plant and animal tissues to their function
demonstrate a basic understanding of homeostatic mechanisms,
list the main physiological systems in animals and give a basic explanation of their function.
The module aims to give the students a basic knowledge and understanding of the physiology that allows organisms to function and to maintain homeostasis.
The module will deal, in a series of classes, with basic plant and animal physiology and relate structure to function. It will also deal at a basic level with homeostasis and the various controls mechanisms in living organisms.
The curriculum will include the following.
The physiology of photosynthesis in terrestrial plants and some aspects of its control.
Transport of materials in plants.
Basic aspects of animal physiology including
Homeostasis and feedback control.
Sensory, integrative and effector systems.
Ventilation and gas exchange
Osmoregulation and excretion.
Purves, William K. (Feb. 2004) Life:The Science of Biology and Lecture Notebook
This module is at CQFW Level 3