BIOU2IP: Introduction to Physiology

CO-ORDINATOR: Prof Tim Whalley

Module Description

In this module we shall examine basic animal and plant cells and their anatomy and physiology. We shall discuss how various tissues and organs function in whole organisms.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the structures and functions of specialised cells
  • Knowledge of the organisation of cells into tissues and organs
  • An understanding of the functions of tissues and organs in whole plants and animals
  • A basic understanding of homeostatic processes

Acquired Skills

  • Note taking
  • Use of library resources
  • Scientific Writing


Total Study Time 200 hours
Scheduled Learning & Teaching 40 hours: lectures, seminars, practical classes and workshops, external visits, scheduled on-line discussions or similar
Guided Independent Study 160 hours: both directed learning undertaken in student's own time, and their own self-directed study for assessment
Placements 0 hours


  • In class tests.
  • Poster Presentation.
Coursework 50%
Examination 50%
Practical 0%
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