Full Title:Anatomy and Physiology 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ANPS N8011
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the levels of organisation in the body and musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Discuss in detail cellular form and function and the levels of organisation in the human body.
  2. Locate and distinguish between a range of bony landmarks and muscles in the human body.
  3. Describe the main components of the skeletal system and gain an understanding of the processes involved in bone development.
  4. Examine the major joints of the human body and analyse their role in movement.
  5. Examine the structure, function and organisation of muscle and assess the cellular mechanisms behind muscle contraction.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Terms/conventions/positions in anatomy. Overview of the human body - body cavities, regions and sub-regions.
Levels of Organisation
Cellular, tissue and systemic levels of organisation. Cytology - cellular form and function. Histology.
Skeletal System
Functions of the skeletal system. Histology of bone tissue, bone formation and growth. Types of bones. Axial skeleton - skull, vertebral column, thorax. Appendicular skeleton - pectoral girdle, upper extremities, pelvic girdle, lower extremities. Bony landmarks.
Classification of joints. Anatomy of major articulations in the human body. Movement analysis.
Muscular System
Muscular function. Structural organisation of muscles. Coordinated actions of muscle groups. Intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. Muscle innervation. Major muscles of the trunk, shoulder, hip, upper and lower limbs.
Muscle Physiology
Types and characteristics of muscle tissue. Microscopic anatomy of skeletal muscle. The nerve-muscle relationship. Muscle contraction at a cellular level. Isometric and isotonic muscle contraction. Muscle metabolism.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Multiple Choice Questions Students will complete a multiple choice exam to assess learning. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 100 40 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 100 40 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 13.00 Once per semester 0.87
Independent Study No Description 35.00 Once per semester 2.33
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.20
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Saladin, K.S. 2012, Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, 6th Ed., McGraw Hill Higher Education New York [ISBN: 978-0071316385]
  • Tortora, G.J. and Derrickson, B. 2012, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 13th Ed., Wiley USA [ISBN: 978-0470646083]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NHAPA_8X7 Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Activity (Exit Award) 1 Mandatory