Module code: NUR1024

Module Overview

This Physical health sciences module affords the student opportunity to familiarise themselves with the knowledge, understanding and basic biological terminology used clinically thus enabling effective communication and informed practice.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

OVBUDE Ihinosen (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

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Homeostasis

  • Introduction to Cell Biology

  • Introduction to Microbiology.

  • Introduction to Genetics


The structure and functions of the body systems including:

  • Cardiovascular System including ABO blood typing.

  • Urinary System

  • Nervous System

  • Endocrine System

  • Musculoskeletal System

  • Digestive System

  • Reproductive System (Male ad Female)

  • Skin (Integumentary System)

  • The Immune and Lymphatic Systems


Application of science to practice

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

This assessment strategy is designed to test your knowledge of the key concepts of anatomy and physiology. This assessment will be administered in form an online unseen examination lasting 2 hours. This will task your ability to recall and apply key concepts, principles, processes and mechanisms addressed in this module.

Thus the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • A two hour online unseen examination paper.

Formative Assessment:

  • Verbal Feedback in Tutorial

  • End of Session Quizzes

  • Self Assessment in Tutorials

  • Online Mock Examination,Tests and Quizzes


The feedback for this assessment will be in line with the University’s guidance and regulations. The module leader will give further details of the timing and type of feedback.

Module aims

  • The module aims to enable the students to develop a sound understanding of body systems and the maintenance of homeostasis and to make clear links with clinical assessment and interventions.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Describe the relationship between normal body functioning and homeostasis and physiological measurement used in the clinical setting.
2 Demonstrate an understanding of normal anatomy an physiology related to the major body system.
3 Apply an understanding of normal physiology to inform clinical assessment and decision making and interventions.
4 Demonstrate the use of scientific language and reasoning to discuss module issues and retrieve and organise data

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:

Enable you to develop an understanding of the biological concepts, processes, principles and mechanisms of the human body systems, as underpinning patient care delivery and clinical assessments.

The Learning and Teaching methods include:

  • Pre-recorded Panopto Lecture 11 hrs 

  • Group Seminar  22hrs

  • Online Resources and Activities: Interactive Physiology On-line (Primal Pictures Software), Online Self-Directed Workbooks.

  • Audiovisual Aid/Support

  • Personal Tutorials

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.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Midwifery (Registered Midwife) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children's Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

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 2020/1 academic year.