Module Overview

Anatomy & Physiology 2

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with a basic comprehension of human physiological systems. The content will link anatomical structure with function and concentrate on the systems which are most prominent in exercise.

Module Code

SMCO H1031

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The Digestive System

Nutritional content of food, digestive process, regulation of blood sugar

The Cardiovascular System

Heart, Blood & Circulation, Blood Pressure

The Respiratory System

Breathing Mechanism, Gaseous Exchange

Energy Systems

Introduction to aerobic & anaerobic respiration

The Urinary System

Role in osmoregulation - dehydration

The Skin

Role in temperature control

The Nervous System

CNS / PNS, Reflex Arc, Motor control – proprioceptors & areas of the brain

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination70
Other Assessment(s)30