HNUT10030 Physiology for Nutrition
Academic Year 2021/2022
This module seeks to provide students with an introduction to the fundamental understanding of physiology of the human body systems with a special emphasis on food digestion. This module will provide the prior knowledge required as the basis for the later study of the control and integration of body systems and disease.
On completion of this module, the students will be able to:
• Recall the structure and properties of body tissues and organs.
• Relate the structure and function of each of the body systems.
• Describe how food is digested and absorbed.
• Outline the role of each of the body systems studied in the maintenance of homeostasis.
Indicative Module Content:
The module will cover: core concepts in physiology including homeostasis, the upper and lower gastrointestinal system, urinary system, endocrine system, nervous system, immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and muscular system.
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