SC4003: Human Physiological and Psychological Needs


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SC4003: Human Physiological and Psychological Needs

Module Title Human Physiological and Psychological Needs
Module Code SC4003
Module Tutor Mark Wagstaff
School School of Health & Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module will introduce students to basic human physiological and psychological needs based around the Human Body Systems together with the impact that related disease and illness can have on Social Care . By the end of the module students should be able to recognise the importance of physical and psychological perspectives to a person’s health and implications for practice in Social Care.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:

  • The concepts of health, wellbeing, ill-health;
  • The importance of having a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body in order to enhance care and promote the individual full potential;
  • An exploration of the anatomy and physiology of a range of body systems including  related changes across the lifespan
  • Common medical conditions.
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between Anatomy and Physiology and concepts of human wellbeing.
  2. Explore the relationship between human body systems and the neuro biological approach to psychology.
  3. Exploring the range of psychological approaches how they differ in perceptions human nature, life span, health wellbeing and practice.
  4. Relate physiological and       psychological theories to individual experience and case study work based in placement
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 70% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words
002: 30% Coursework: Individual, presentation and paperwork: Presentation Poster 500 word equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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