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Human Anatomy & Physiology (Module)

Module description

Develop and increase your understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology. On this module you will learn the coupling of structure with function through a series of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. The use of computer-assisted learning during tutorials will enable you to learn using virtual 3D representations taken from the Visible Human data set. Furthermore, the Anatomy & Physiology Online software will allow self-assessment in preparation for the final module examination. There will be two sessions in the dissection room to facilitate learning about the skeleton and the cardiovascular system. You may have the opportunity to augment your learning by exploring London's museums, including the Science Museum, the Hunterian Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Gordon Museum.

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.  An indicative timetable can be found here. A detailed timetable for this module will be available on KEATS from June 2020.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • Demonstrated basic anatomical knowledge of the human being with particular detail in the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.
  • Gained an understanding of systems physiology with particular detail in muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.

Staff information

Taught by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London


Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Supervised field work
  • Site visits to relevant museums and professional institutions as applicable
  • Private study

Module assessment - more information

  • One hour multiple choice class test (50%)
  • One essay of 1500 words (50%)

Key information

Module code 4ZSS0167

Credit level 4

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards.  To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit.  This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Semester summer session 1

Study abroad module No