Human Physiology (C1102)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

An introduction to homeostasis, physiological mechanisms and control in humans and other mammals. This module deals with circulatory and respiratory systems, fluid balance and kidney function, digestion and feeding. The approach to regulation and control uses hormonal signalling as a unifying principle, with several negative feedback examples. Furthermore, some case studies are explored such as exercise related cardiovascular and respiratory changes, diabetes as a break-down of control and regulation, and satiety mechanisms and obesity.


44%: Lecture
52%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical)
4%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Essay, Report)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 34 hours of contact time and 116 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.