Introduction to Human Biology

  • Level 4
  • 20 credits

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Start date 28 September 2017
Duration 12 weekly meetings
Days and times Thursdays from 18:30 to 21:00 plus 1 Saturday Day School
Tutor Dr Thea Davies
Course code SCI17A5150A
Fee £450.00
Concessionary fee £360.00 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

What is the human body composed of, and what do the various parts do? From skin and bones to the human immune system, this module aims to provide an introduction to how the body works.

We will consider human physiology, the nervous system, the role of the heart, blood vessels and blood, lungs and the respiratory system, and much more.

This course is for anyone interested in gaining a broad understanding of human biology. It is also a core module on the pathway to a degree in healthcare.

Learning and teaching

There will be lectures, discussions and case studies.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio.

Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

There is no specific course book, and the tutor will supply any written material that is essential for the course.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.

Accessibility

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.

Location

21-23 Senghennydd Road
Cathays
Cardiff
CF24 4AG