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.


63%: Lecture (Lecture, Post-lab)
21%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical, Workshop)
16%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Report)
50%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: