Human Physiology

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Physiology

  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    a. To help the student develop a constant personal and professional drive to better themselves, a problem-solving approach, a decision making attitude, leadership and management.
    b. To help the student develop effective study habits, time organization skills, individual autonomy, critical and self-critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills.
    c. To provide the student with the fundamental concepts to understand the human body functions
    d. To study the function of each one of the human body systems
    e. To provide the student with the scientific language to be used in clinical practice.

    1. To base interventions in nursing on scientific evidence and on the available means
    2. To promote healthy life spans, to promote taking care of each person by themselves and support the maintenance of preventive and therapeutic measures.
    3. To understand the systems of information related to health

    4. To know and identify the structure and function of the human body.
    5. To understand the molecular and physiological basis of cells and tissues
    6. To know the pathophysiological processes and their manifestations and the risk factors that determine the health and disease states in the different stages of their vital cycle..
    7. To know and identify physiological and physical problems derived from domestic violence and to train the students in prevention, early detection, assistance, and rehabilitation of victims of this form of violence

    LO-1. The student knows the main disciplines that constitute the physiological sciences, its foundations and areas of work
    Sc 4, 5, 6

    LO-2. The student identifies the principal systems of organization of human beings
    Sc 4, 5, 6

    LO-3. The student uses the different nursing work techniques
    Sc 6

    LO-4. The student applies the general knowledge in physiology to practice
    Sc 4, 5

    LO-5. The student is able to search for bibliographical information from different sources and analyse it with a critical and constructive spirit
    Gc 1, 2,3

    LO-6. The student is able to prepare documents on physiology and work around them as part of a team
    Gc 1, 2,3

    LO-7. The student is able to discuss the rationale behind physiology issues based on the work performed during the course
    Gc 1, 2,3

    Assessment Tools:Final written test
    Allocated Percentage:70%

    Assessment Tools:Practice reports
    Allocated Percentage:20%

    Assessment Tools:Partial written test
    Allocated Percentage:10%

    In order to average, the student will need to achieve 50% of the written test (3.5 over 7).

    Assessment criteria
    - In order to pass, it will be compulsory to pass theory and practice.
    - The pass mark will be 5 over 10.
    - Spelling mistakes, grammatical inconsistencies and sms language will mean the loss of 10% of the exam mark

    1. Theory assessment (70%) (Written test): it will be carried out at the end of the semester and it will consist of two parts:
    - 40 multiple choice questionnaire. Answered wrong answers deducted according to the following correction formula: Correct answers-(Wrong Answers/3).
    - 5 short answer questions

    2. Individual work and continuous assessment (30%)
    Throughout the semester the student will perform activities related to each unit. The student will be assessed through oral and written questions, in the classroom and through individual work via platform.

    Practice reports: After each practice activity, the student will submit a report. The contents will be previously established by the lecturer.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.


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