United Kingdom, London

Human Anatomy & Physiology

when 27 June 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1590

Understanding of the human body is crucial for most biomedical-related professions. This module will allow students to gain a fundamental understanding of form, i.e. anatomy, and function, i.e. physiology, of the human body. Students will learn through descriptions of the body systems using a combination of lectures, e-learning software, practicals and visits to museums to study human specimens. King’s College London has a long-standing reputation for the study of anatomy and physiology with world-renowned facilities, such as its museum of pathology, the Gordon Museum, at Guy’s hospital. Students will benefit from these facilities and other facilities in London, such as the Hunterian Museum, to gain a sound understanding of the principals of human anatomy and physiology.

Course leader

Dr Kawal Rhode

Target group

Anatomy and physiology knowledge is useful for entry into many undergraduate and postgraduate courses, such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, biomedical sciences, forensics, osteopathy etc. King's has a long and well known tradition in these subjects and the course will benefit all students considering biomedical-related careers. The module will also benefit people employed in biomedical professions that want to expand their knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

Course aim

- To demonstrate basic anatomical knowledge of the human being with particular detail in the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems;
- To demonstrate understanding of systems physiology with particular detail in muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems;
- To experience the learning of anatomy and physiology through observation of anatomical specimens.

Credits info

Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 1590: Tuition fee only