Human Form & Function

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Form & Function

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Human Biology, Human Development, Life Sciences, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Educational Aims
    To give students the opportunity to understand the key underlying principles of organisation, function and physiological control of the major systems of the body which include the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal/urinary, gastro-intestinal and endocrine systems. There will be an integrated approach involving topographical anatomy, histology and physiology.

    Learning Outcomes
    At the end of the this module students should be able to:
    Know the position and relations of the organs forming the major systems of the body
    Know the histological structure of the major organ systems of the body
    Know the functions of the major organ systems of the body
    Understand how communication between systems regulates bodily function
    Integrate their knowledge to give and understanding of the structure and related functions of the system taught
    Understand and carry out key experimental techniques

    Teaching Hours
    Lectures-41, Seminars And Tutorials-5, Practicals LabWork-20, Data Handling Workshops-None, Placement-None, Private Study-None, Other-None

    Assessment Method
    Exams-65%, Essays Reports Dissertations-35%

    Transferrable Skills
    Essay And Report Writing, Working In A Team, Laboratory Work, Critically Evaluating Literature, Data Handling And Analysis

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