|| BS12310 |
|| HUMAN BIOLOGY & HEALTH |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Glyn Jenkins |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr Iolo Ap Gwynn, Dr Paul Kenton |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 18 x 1 hour lectures |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours MCQ exam ||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| Team presentation of health topic ||15%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay on health topic ||15%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours MCQ 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, 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 as a team and individually their own example of how human health is damaged by biotic or abiotic factors.
|| * Read in different contexts and for different purposes
* Write for different purposes and audiences
* Speak in different contexts and for different purposes (inc presentation and discussion)
¿ Listen effectively
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| *Show awareness of own learning styles, personal preferences and needs, and barriers to learning
*Devise and apply realistic learning and self management strategies
|| *Use a range of commonly used software packages
*Prepare and input data
*Manage storage systems
*Use email /internet appropriately and effectively
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| *Develop awareness of personal skills, beliefs and qualities in relation to course/career progression
*Plan and prepare for future course/career
*Market skills, experience and achievement effectively on paper and in person
*Understand and use a range of job search strategies |
|Subject Specific Skills
|| A number of vocational opportunities will arise from the knowledge base and work experience
** Should Be Purchased
Johnson, M.D. (2003) Human biology: concepts and current issues
** Recommended Text
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
Pinon, R. (2002) Biology of human reproduction
Strachan, T. & Read, A.P. (2003) Human molecular genetics
Taylor and Francis
Sudbery, P. (2002) Human molecular genetics
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.
Wood, P. (2001) Understanding immunology
This module is at CQFW Level 4