This module will equip you with new and in-depth insights into human biology which will underpin your advanced management of common major illness.
You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the university and your programme of study. Alternatively, classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
You will undertake a literature review during this module. Tutorial support at the outset and during the module will ensure that you select and maintain focus on a disease / condition that will allow you to explore physiological alterations and homeostatic imbalances at work during its course, and the effects of lifestyle upon this process, in such a way that the learning outcomes are achievable.
Evaluation and synthesis of a wide range of relevant primary and secondary sources will improve the scope and depth of understanding of key aspects of cellular homeostasis / dysfunction and their relevance to systemic functioning in a way that will enhance the ability to manage common major illnesses.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Critically discuss normal cellular biology
- Critically discuss the linkage between abnormalities of cell function and major disease
- Critically evaluate the main contributing factors to homeostasis
- Critically review and evaluate the role of lifestyle in causing chronic illness
Indicative core bibliography
- Grossman,S., Porth, C. (2013) Porth’s Pathophysiology; Concepts of Altered Health States [9th Ed] London : Lippincott
- Rang, H. Dale, M. (2011) Pharmacology [7th ed] London: Churchill Livingstone
- Tortora, G. Derrickson, B. (2014) Principles of Anatomy and Physiology [14th Ed] Hoboken : Wiley
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
To be eligible to study this module you should be able to apply it to your practice.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.
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We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.
Resources and facilities
We are amongst the UK's leading health departments and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.