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PHYSIOLOGY

Physiology Major Combinations
NQF Level: 5: CHE1501, CHE1502, CHE1503, BLG1501, EUP1501, STA1501
NQF Level: 6: FIS2601, FIS2602, FIS2603, FIS2604
NQF Level: 7: FIS3701, FIS3702, FIS3703, FIS3704

Human Anatomy and Physiology - FIS1601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To acquire the requisite knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to prepare for careers in health-related fields, particularly those related to human anatomy and physiology.
Digestion, Endocrine Control and Metabolism - FIS2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CHE1501 (or XHE1501) or CHE1502 (or XHE1502)
Purpose: To obtain thorough knowledge of the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, endocrinology and intermediary metabolism in order to identify, solve and scientifically communicate in an integrated fashion basic problems concerning these topics.
Respiration and Excretion - FIS2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CHE1501 (or XHE1501) or CHE1502 (or XHE1502)
Purpose: To understand the excretory and respiratory systems? functions and their contribution to the maintenance of a constant internal environment (homeostasis).
Physiological Defence Mechanisms - FIS2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CHE1501 (or XHE1501) or CHE1502 (or XHE1502)
Purpose: To gain insight into the functioning of the physiological defence mechanisms of the body, the mechanisms for heat regulation, and the important role of the skin.
Physiology II (Practical) - FIS2604
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CHE1501 (or XHE1501) or CHE1502 (or XHE1502) Co-requisite: Any two of the following: FIS2601, FIS2602, FIS2603
Purpose: On completion of this module students will have been exposed to a range of laboratory equipment such as basic measurement devices to more advanced instruments. They will personally be able to follow a laboratory protocol and analyse the data that is obtained from such a protocol. Students will also be able to describe basic laboratory techniques used in physiology experiments.
Physiology of the Nervous System - FIS3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To obtain a thorough knowledge of and insight into the structure and functions of the nervous system.
Cardiovascular System - FIS3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the cardiovascular system, and to communicate in a scientific way, about the mechanisms, functions and control of the system.
Membrane and Effector Physiology - FIS3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the mechanisms involved in the origin and conduction of electrical activity; information transduction through the body, and the molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction.
Physiology (Practical) - FIS3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: FIS2604 Co-requisite: Any two of the following: FIS3701, FIS3702, FIS3703
Purpose: To enable students to use and apply physiological experimental techniques and methods, process and present collected data in a scientific way and make meaningful conclusions based on theory and practical knowledge.