Module code: NAS1005

Module Overview

This module is designed to enhance student’s knowledge and understanding of normal physiology and to enable them to apply this knowledge to their clinical practice and altered health states experienced by clients

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

DAVIES Annette (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 36

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

• Knowledge of the constituent parts of the body at the chemical, cellular, tissue and organs
• The nervous and endocrine control systems of the body
• The Structure and function of the urinay and gastointestinal tracts
• The anatomy and physiology of the heart,lungs and blood vessels
• The structure and function of the skin and the control of body temperature
• The main features and characteristics of common micro – organisms and principles of infection control

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination 50 multiple choice questions 50
Examination Long answer applied questions required to answer two questions from a choice of eleven 50

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to
demonstrate; knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology and application of that
knowledge to their own clinical practice setting

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Two part examination;
Paper 1: 50 Multiple Choice Questions
Paper 2: Long answer applied questions required to answer 2 questions
From a choice of 11

Formative assessment
Students will receive formative feedback via:
• A mock examination followed by an opportunity to discuss the concepts within each answer
• Action learning sets in practice

Module aims

  • Explore the significance of normal homeostatic mechanisms

  • Deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding of normal physiology
  • Relate this knowledge and understanding to their clinical skills and altered health states experienced by their clients in practice settings.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 • Identify normal physiology and relate this to practice through the identification of how normal physiological mechanisms are affected in altered health status K
002 • Identify normal physiological mechanisms in humans, \using a systematic approach K
003 • Identify alterations to physiological mechanisms in altered health states K

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
• Develop knowledge
• Link knowledge to practice
• Encourage application of knowledge and practice

The learning and teaching methods include:
• Self –directed study through SurreyLearn activities
Lectures and applied activities – 36 hrs

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.