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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Human Physiology

Programme code:BS-HMPSIOUCAS code:B120
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Al Benson Contact address:a.p.benson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

A-level: AAA - AAB, including Biology or Chemistry, plus another science or science-related subject (Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, PE and physics OR Science-related subjects: geography, psychology, use of maths and statistics). Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.
- IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component or equivalent English language qualification.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School: Biomedical Sciences

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Biosciences Benchmark

Programme specification:

1. Provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the major areas of physiology, from molecules & cells to systems in the first two years, with a more detailed appreciation of some specialist areas at Level 3 through research-led teaching, reflecting the research expertise within the School.
2. Provide students with knowledge of current techniques and methodologies appropriate to physiology, with hands on practical experience of some of these.
3. Require students to undertake a project in their final year. This may take the form of either a laboratory based research project or a hypothesis-driven non laboratory-based project in a subject area of relevance to physiology.
4. Give students the opportunity between years two and three to take a year of study abroad or undertake an industrial placement.

5. Ensure that, on graduation, students are able to:
- analyse, interpret and evaluate data
- acquire and integrate information, and use information to solve problems
- communicate effectively through a variety of media.

6. Equip students with the necessary transferable skills for further academic study in areas related to physiology or to pursue a career in a variety of occupations.
7. Manage student progress effectively and provide appropriate support and guidance by providing academic and pastoral tutorials.
8. Provide high quality learning resources to support the objectives of the programme.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC1210Biology of the Mind10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC1212Introduction to Pharmacology
Pre-requisite for: BMSC2125
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC1214Human Endocrinology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC1301Introductory Academic, Experimental and Professional Skills40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOBS1125Introduction to Physiology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOBS1135The Basis of Life20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of optional modules

BLGY1237Introduction to Genetics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MICR1202The Microbial World10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MICR1220Introduction to Immunology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC1218Introduction to Biomechanics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC2225Physiology of Absorption and Excretion10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC2310Intermediate Skills for Professional and Academic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
BMSC2343Experimental Skills in Human Physiology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take either FOBS2121 or FOBS2122.

FOBS2121Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Exercise Rehabilitation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOBS2122Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Pharmacology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates will be required to take either BMSC2118 or BMSC2123.

BMSC2118Neurobiology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BMSC2123Sensory and Motor Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

BIOL2210Biological Membranes and Cell Signalling10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL2211Human Diseases10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY2201Introduction to Bioinformatics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC2125Molecular Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BMSC2210Chemotherapy10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC2223Neuropharmacology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC2235Molecular Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC2237Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Essentials10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOBS2240Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MICR2220Medical Bacteriology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MICR2221Medical Immunology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC2222Exercise at the Limits: Physiology in Challenging Environments10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPSC2242Physical Activity and Health20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules with the approval of the Programme Leader.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC3145Advanced Topics in Human Physiology I20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOBS3393Advanced Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOBS3394Capstone Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules:

BMSC3101Inherited Disorders10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BMSC3126Integrative Biomedical Sciences20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC3138Cellular Cardiology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BMSC3148Drug Discovery and Development10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BMSC3235Advanced Topics in Human Physiology II20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MEDM3221Reproductive Medical Science20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules with the approval of the Programme Leader.

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