Human Physiology


This physiology module proffers a captivating comprehension of how the human body functions. Building from the first-year anatomy & physiology module where six body systems were studied, this module will explore important physiological concepts of a further three body systems, the endocrine system, the renal system, and the reproductive system. Case studies will explore how all the physiological systems integrate in disease to give the student an in-depth appreciation of human physiology.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain how the hypothalamus and endocrine system function to maintain normal functioning of the endocrine glands of the body.

  2. Explain how male and female reproductive anatomy is affected by hormones and contraception.

  3. Explain how the kidney filters plasma, reabsorbs the filtrate, secretes molecules and controls the constituents of urine.

  4. Illustrate how two or more organ system contribute to the malignance of homeostasis.

% Coursework 40%
% Final Exam 60%