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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: