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● Recall the structure and properties of body tissues and organs.
● Relate the structure and function of each of the body systems.
● Describe how food is digested and absorbed.
● Outline the role of each of the body systems studied in the maintenance of homeostasis
The module will cover: core concepts in physiology including homeostasis, the upper and lower gastrointestinal system, urinary system, endocrine system, nervous system, immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and muscular system.
|Student Effort Type
|Specified Learning Activities
|Autonomous Student Learning
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
|Assignment: Critical review of a research article in the context of nutritional physiology.
|Group Project: Group project on a set topic.
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Five team based learning (TBL) MCQ sessions on set topics will be held between weeks 2-11, individual and team assessment occurs.
|Throughout the Trimester
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
AT1 Team Based Learning will provide in-class immediate feedback to students in groups on their understanding of core knowledge and during the test process peer review activities will occur. AT2 Group Project will provide peer review activities as students prepare a group project. They will receive feedback on a draft prior to summative assessment and students will self-assess their final product. Post-assessment each student will receive the group's feedback as well as a class-level feedback on group performance. AT3 will provide peer review prior to submission and through group discussion boards. Students will self-assess their final submitted work and receive feedback post-assessment on individual performance and class-level feedback.
|Mr Patrick Elliott
|Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
|Dr Fiona Lalor