The Human Structure and Function Major will explain how the human body works, based on a deep understanding of the relationship between physiology and anatomy. The subjects are structured so that the anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of the human body are taught in carefully integrated units that also introduce elements from pathology, pharmacology and zoology as relevant. It will suit students entering: medical and health related sciences, postgraduate research work in applied anatomy and physiology; teaching and research in University departments and in hospitals; with pharmaceutical companies; in media liaison, consultancies and scientific journalism.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this major, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of human structure (anatomy) and articulate how this relates to function
- Describe common variations in human structure and explain how different presentations of human anatomy can influence function
- Design and implement investigations of human structure and function, including but not limited to a program of cadaveric dissection
- Apply scientific methods, quantitative and research skills to investigate anatomical and physiological problems
- Work effectively in groups with people of diverse disciplinary and cultural backgrounds to investigate and solve broader biomedical problems facing humankind
- Discuss ethical issues relating to the use of human subjects, including cadavers, in research and teaching
- Evaluate and synthesise information from a wide range of sources in order to communicate ideas, concepts and construct arguments for both expert and non-expert audiences.
Last updated: 30 January 2024