OD0405 - Anatomy and Physiology

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What will I learn on this module?

This module will introduce you to the structure and function of the human body via examination of normal anatomy and
physiology. This will be achieved through an exploration of the cell and its function with particular emphasis on biochemistry and genetics. Following this each system will be examined in relation to its structure and function in maintaining health and homeostasis.

How will I learn on this module?

Key concepts related to each aspect will be taught in lead lectures to give you an overview of the topic area. This lead lecture will be followed by a seminar where you will be given the opportunity to explore some of the key issues raised in the lecture in more depth.
The principles of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) are employed throughout this module and you will work in small groups to explore and problem-solve authentic scenarios in greater depth, supported with supplementary workbooks and other materials, which will be available on the e-Learning Portal to enable you to develop a greater understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body and as a formative assessment.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include feedback from tutors in class and guidance towards your summative assessment, and teaching and learning will be supported by lectures, seminars and directed study.
The keynote lectures will introduce and reinforce key theoretical concepts and issues relevant to the learning outcomes. Lecture content is accessible to the student on the e-Learning Portal (eLP). This method facilitates further student learning by providing opportunities to revisit the content of lecturers and to follow up indicative reading.
Feedback on your summative assessment will be via the eLP with annotated scripts and individual criterion based feedback. Written feedback from your mentor will inform your ongoing record of achievement.
In addition, tutors will respond to questions via the module’s discussion board on the eLP in order that the whole group will benefit. The Learning Leaders initiative has been organised to enable peer support and learning within the ODP programme. This is popular with our students as they learn from and with each other in class and in the clinical area.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

MLO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the chemistry of life including genetics and homeostasis.

MLO2 Describe the gross structure of the major organ systems and identify the principle components of normal physiology and the impact on Service User care.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

ML03 Demonstrate an awareness of the function of the major body systems, how they relate to normal physiology, and its application to Service User care.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

MLO4 Discuss the moral, professional, legal and bio-ethical issues relating to genetics in health which impact upon Operating Department Practice

How will I be assessed?

a. Summative assessment and rationale for tasks
The module learning outcomes will be assessed using a Multiple Choice Examination (MCQs). The MCQs will include a mixture of questions including some case study examples in order to test the student’s ability to analyse information. (Learning Outcomes 1-4)

b. Additional formative assessment – detail of process and rationale
Students will be able to self-test their knowledge and practice MCQs via the eLP receiving immediate feedback on the completion of a quiz. In addition, to correct and incorrect answers the student will be given detailed feedback about why a response is correct.

Turning point will be utilised within lectures to allow students to practice questions.
c. Indication of how students will get feedback and how this will support their learning





Module abstract

The module will introduce you to the concepts of anatomy and physiology in relation to normal function and aim to give the future underpinnings required to understand deviation from normal. The aim of this module is to enable you to demonstrate awareness and gain an understanding of structure and function of the human body through an examination of normal anatomy and physiology across the lifespan.
Learning on this module will take place in lecture rooms and the related seminars will develop the key theoretical concepts by providing students with opportunities for problem-based learning through an examination of related health issue. Students will experience a learning environment which will focus upon them engaging in problem solving, with Technology Enhanced Learning embedded within the module. Evidence-based activity and peer group learning will be a dominant feature within the module seminars and students will be actively encouraged to reflect with their peers and module supervisor.

Course info

UCAS Code B990

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 2 years full-time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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