Courses & Units

Human Physiology CHP208

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Human Physiology B (CHP 208) builds on Human Biology and follows on from CHP207 giving the students an understanding of the function of the nervous, gastrointestinal and renal systems. The lecture content is complemented by hands on practical sessions which help students to develop their understanding of key concepts. Alongside this knowledge, the unit emphasises the empirical basis of physiology by guiding students through the design, planning, data collection, statistical analysis, interpretation and write-up of a physiology-based experimental project.
Students also gain familiarity with the structure and understanding of primary scientific literature, and develop their oral, written and computer skills in preparing their experimental write-up and an associated research presentation.


Unit name Human Physiology
Unit code CHP208
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Melanie Blackhall
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By
Level Intermediate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the fundamental physiological principles that underpin the nervous, gastrointestinal and renal systems
  • Apply these principles to predict the response of these systems to change in both health and disease
  • Plan and execute a group physiological research project and independently analyse the data
  • Report and present data and conclusions for a scientific audience
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((CHG105 AND CHG106) OR (KZA161 AND KPZ164) OR (CZZ101 AND CZZ102))


AssessmentExamination - invigilated (internally) (15%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)| (5%)|Report (25%)|Presentation (5%)
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