This subject contains a 5 day Compulsory Residential School.
BMS161 is an introduction to human physiology requiring students to develop practical laboratory skills and depends on laboratory experiments as a key pedagogical strategy for developing conceptual understanding. At this stage, the online alternatives cannot provide an adequate simulation for all of these experiments, hence the need to undertake laboratory activities. In addition, an understanding of the principles of infection control are included because of the importance of microbiology to health science students and relevant microbiology simulations are currently unavailable. The internal practical classes that the residential school replicates are compulsory for the same reasons. The residential school also comprises opportunies for staff-student consultations; individual tuition and the mid-session examination.