Human Physiology and Metabolism (FND11)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

This module introduces aspects of human physiology and metabolism and shows how the two are connected. Topics will include: cellular respiration including aerobic and anaerobic; ventilation; circulation; homeostasis; immune system; nervous system.

Practicals will enable you develop their practical techniques further. A practical report will be linked to one of the practicals, which will enable you to further develop scientific writing and notation. An end of module unseen examination will also be included.


67%: Lecture (Lecture, Post-lab)
17%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical)
17%: Seminar


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

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 30 hours of contact time and 120 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.