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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Provides students with the essential facts of human development from conception to birth. The unit develops an understanding of both normal and abnormal embryological development and is taught with clinical examples of relevance to the student. The study of histology is taught in order to provide an appreciation of the cellular basis of physiology and pathology. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between structure and function.

Unit content

Histology

Topic 1: Blood cells
Topic 2: Connective tissue
Topic 3: Epithelial tissue
Topic 4: Muscle
Topic 5: Nervous tissue
Topic 6: Skeletal tissue
Topic 7: Respiratory system
Topic 8: Circulatory system
Topic 9: Digestive system
Topic 10: Skin 

Embryology

Topic 11: Fertilisation and early development
Topic 12: Bilaminar and trilaminar disc
Topic 13: Embryonic and foetal periods
Topic 14: Musculoskeletal systems
Topic 15: Central nervous system
Topic 16: Body cavities
Topic 17: Respiratory system
Topic 18: Cardiovascular system
Topic 19: Digestive system
Topic 20: Urogential system
Topic 21: Pharyngeal apparatus

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify basic tissue types on a cellular level
2 identify organ systems and their tissues at a microscopic level
3 explain the relationship between the structure and function of selected systems of the human body
4 demonstrate a basic knowledge of human embryology.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify basic tissue types on a cellular level
    • GA4:
  2. identify organ systems and their tissues at a microscopic level
    • GA4:
  3. explain the relationship between the structure and function of selected systems of the human body
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate a basic knowledge of human embryology.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Moore, KL & Persaud, TVN, 2015, Before We Are Born, 9th edn, Saunders. ISBN: 9780323313377.
  • Young, B, O'Dowd, G, & Woodford, P, 2014, Wheater’s Functional Histology, 6th edn, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780702047473.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.