Core Module Information
Module title: Comparative Anatomy and Physiology

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS07107
Module leader: David Smith
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

In this module you will investigate aspects of anatomy and physiology from the evolutionary as well as functional perspectives. Following an initial survey of the overall diversity of animals you will focus on evolutionary trajectories of form, by surveying 5 key taxonomic classes. Functional physiology will also be investigated by you in an evolutionary way by looking at how physiological changes allow adaptation to novel evolutionary niches.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Identify animals to a broad taxonomic group and relate how these groupings are reflected in aspects of structure and function.

LO2: Recognise the similarities and differences in anatomical form between diverse groups of animals.

LO3: Relate the evolutionary changes which result in specialised body systems.

LO4: Work collaboratively with peers to investigate simple anatomical relationships in humans.

LO5: Collect and present quantitative data in a written laboratory report.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Charlotte Chalmers
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Laboratory report 50 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3 & 4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS07107 Comparative Anatomy & Physiology