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BS129 - Physiology and Metabolism

  • Module code: BS129
  • Module name: Physiology and Metabolism
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 18

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is split into two parts, physiology and metabolism. The module aims to give an overview of the field of physiology: how parts of the body function and how these parts of the body work together in the whole organism. It includes an introduction to the physiology of the nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system and special senses. This information is then integrated to understand the physiological basis of adaptation to environmental conditions such as altitude, depth, cold and heat.

Principal learning outcomes

A thorough foundation of basic knowledge of energy generation, anabolism and metabolism.Knowledge of the major metabolic pathways and their regulation,An understanding of neurobiology, the cardiovascular system, respiration system and special senses

Timetabled teaching activities

one or two lectures each week on Metabolism feeding into the workshops sessions and one or two lectures each week on Physiology. These two topics will be linked where possible

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/intranet/teach/1styr/lectures/bs129/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
18 CATS (Module code: BS129-18)
B (Examination only) Invigilated in-module tests 20%
  1.5 hour examination (locally held) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry (BF91) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (C100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (MBio) (C1A1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biochemistry (MBio) (C1A2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Science (MBio) (C1A3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Medical Microbiology and Virology (MBio) (C1A4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences with Industrial Placement (MBio) (C1A5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biochemistry with Industrial Placement (MBio) (C1A6) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Science with Industrial Placement (MBio) (C1A7) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Medical Microbiology and Virology with Industrial Placement (MBio) (C1A8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Science (C1B9) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Microbiology and Virology (C520) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Medical Microbiology and Virology (C526) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biochemistry (C700) - Year 1
  • MChem Chemical Biology (FC11) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A