Physiology as a Module

The Department is part of the School of Medicine which sits in the College of Medicine & Health. Staff of the Department contribute to the teaching of wide variety of degree programmes in the College of Medicine & Health including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. In addition, science students and occasional medical students register for a BSc in Physiology via CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences (College of Science, Engineering and Food Science). A further 15 students are currently registered for post-graduate degrees (MSc, MD, and PhD) within the department.

Full details of modules currently offered can be seen at http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/page058.html#PL1010. Full details of degree programmes can be found at www.ucc.ie/academic/calendar/.

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Dr. H.H. Stewart Medical Scholarship & Prizes in Physiology

The Dr. H.H. Stewart Scholarship and Prizes in Physiology are awarded annually by the National University of Ireland. The recipients of the Medical Scholarships and Prizes are determined following external review of examination material of students nominated by the Principals/Deans of Medicine in the Constituent Universities and RCSI.

2008       Dearbhla Kelly

2009       Antoinette O’Connor (3rd)

2010       Terence Ho (2nd)

2011       Murray Connolly (3rd)

2012      James Stewart

2013       Siobhan Rafferty

2013       Alexandra Brito (2nd)

 

Charles Medal in Physiology

The Charles Medal is awarded to the student achieving first class honours and the highest aggregate mark in the final year of the BSc (Hons) Physiology programme.

2013       David Burns, Kevin Pierce

 

The Physiological Society Prize

The Physiological Society Prize is awarded annually by the staff of the Department of Physiology to the student who achieves an outstanding performance in one or more elements of the BSc Physiology programme.

2012       Roisín Burke-O’Toole

2013       Ashling Lavery

 

Physiology Student of the Year

The Student of the Year is selected by the outgoing BSc Physiology class in recognition of peer support, guidance and bonhomie during the course of the academic year.

2013       Michael Corcoran

 

 

To study Physiology at degree level, you must apply for entry to the Faculty of Science degree programme. In 1st year, you are required to enrol in the Biological and Chemical Sciences Entry Module CK402. Upon successful completion of 1st year, you should be eligible to enter into second year. It is necessary to carefully select modules that give you the choice of at least three or four degree outlets (see Calendar for details; new regulations for 2007/08). For module titles, content and timetable information click on appropriate year of study. Upon successful completion of 2nd year, you should be eligible to study one of the degrees that you based your module choice on in 2nd year. For further details on Physiology as a degree subject and options in 3rd and 4th year, please click on the links above.

In all cases, please ensure you are reading the instructions for the appropriate academic year as changes are usually made each year.

2nd Science 2011-2012

You will have passed the first year course CK402 and are now choosing modules for 2nd year and trying to select you options for a degree outlet. There are two physiology modules available for second years, PL2021 and PL2022. Full details can be found on the UCC Calendar web pages.

Briefly, students who wish to study Physiology at 3rd and 4th Level, must successfully complete both these modules. You must also successfully complete the Biochemsitry modules BC2001  BC2002. and anatomy modules AN2003  AN2004

2nd Science co-ordinater Dr P. Harrison

3rd Science

When you register for 3rd year, you select 3 degree programmes in the order of preference that you wish to enter. The requirements for entry into the B.Sc. honours degree programme in Physiology in 3rd year are described in detail on the UCC Calendar  and this should be read carefully.  

3rd Science co-ordinator Dr Vincent Healy

Briefly the process is as follows:

To be eligible for entry into the B.Sc. honours degree programme in Physiology in 3rd year you must have successfully passed 2nd year. However, a quota of 25 places exists in 3rd year, and in filling the quota, preference is given to students who passed 2nd year at the Summer Exams (without repeating) and then in order of merit of aggregate marks obtained in the Summer Exams. Once this quota of 25 is filled, there are then no places remaining in the Physiology degree programme. 

For this reason it is vital that you get good marks in the 2nd year Summer Exams. Merely passing 2nd year does not guarantee entry into your 1st choice of degree programme. 

The 3rd Physiology degree programme contains modules to a total value of 60 credits taught by staff from the Department of Physiology and from other departments from the School of Life Sciences. A list of these modules can be obtained from the UCC Calendar and further details about module content can be obtained from the Book of Modules.

4th Science

You will have passed third year course and elected to study 4th Year. Students take four 15 credit modules as shown below. There are no elective modules. Full details can be found on the UCC Calendar web pages. The following information is for guidance only. Please confirm times, locations and module descriptions with main UCC web site and/or Departmental notice boards.

4th Science co-ordinater Dr Therese Ruane-O'Hora

  • PL4001: Cellular and Molecular Physiology

  • PL4002:  Applied Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

  • PL4003: Integrated Physiology

  • PL4004: Laboratory Research Project

Please find below important links to further information.

For up to - date information, please go to http://www.ucc.ie//calendar/science/sci011.html

The Physiology Department is part of the colleges of: Medicine and Health  and Science Engineering and Food Science. The Physiology Department teaches Modules  FM 1001FM 1002FM 1003 to 1st Year Medicine.

Foundation in Medical Science integrated modules -

  • Anatomy

  • Biochemistry and Physiology

  • Clinical Science and Practice

  • Behavioural Science

  • Communication Skills

  • Student selected option

The Physiology Department teaches Modules  FM 2001, FM 2002,  to 2nd Year Medicine.

Foundation in Medical Sciences continued:

  • Pathology

  • Pharmacology

  • Physiology

  • Clinical Science and Practice (includes General Practice attachments)

  • Behavioural Science

  • Introductory Psychology and Ethics

  • Health Systems

  • Student selected option

Please find below important links to further information.

The Physiology Department is part of the colleges of : Medicine and Health  and Science Engineering and Food Science.

The Physiology Department Teaches Module PL 1030 to 1st  Year Dentistry. 

The Physiology Department teaches   Module PL 2033  Module PL 2034 to 2ndYear Denistry.

Please find below important links to further information.

The Physiology Department is part of the colleges of : Medicine and Health  and Science Engineering and Food Science.

The Pharmacy degree adopts an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on existing expertise in key disciplines across UCC including

all of which have expertise in the education of students in the health professions at undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional levels.

The Department of Physiology teaches Module PL 1445 to 1st year Pharmacy students.

The Department of Physiology teaches Module PL 2033 to 2nd year Pharmacy students.

Please find below important links to further information.

The Physiology Department is part of the colleges of : Medicine and Health  and Science Engineering and Food Science.

Nursing is taught in the Brookfield Health and Sciences building and is taught by the School of Nursing. Module PL 2006  is taught to 2nd year Nurses.

Entry is through www.cao.ie and information on Nursing can be obtained from ncc@nursingboard.ie.

Please find below important links to further information.

The Physiology Department is part of the colleges of : Medicine and Health  and Science Engineering and Food Science.

Occupational Therapy teaching takes place within the Brookfield Health Sciences building. The Physiology Department teaches Module PL 1025 to Occupational Therapy students

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The Physiology Department is part of the colleges of : Medicine and Health  and Science Engineering and Food Science.

The Physiology Department  teaches Module PL 1025 Fundamentals of Physiology to 1st year Speech and Language Therapy students.

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The Physiology Department is part of the colleges of : Medicine and Health  and Science Engineering and Food Science.

The Physiology Department  teaches Module PL1026 Fundamentals of Physiology to 1st year  Sports Studies and Physical Education students.

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The Physiology Department is part of the colleges of : Medicine and Health  and Science Engineering and Food Science.

Physiology is taught to the students of  Public Health and Promotion as part of module EH1008, which also includes Anatomy and Biochemistry.

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General

The approved programmes of study for the conjoint degrees of MB, BCh, BAO for graduate entrants to medicine extend over a period of not less than four academic years from the date of first registration for First Medicine; they must be pursued in a Constituent University or in some other institution whose programmes and standards are judged equivalent by the College of Medicine and Health. The Final Medical Examination for these degrees must not be completed before the end of the Fourth Medical Year.

Graduate Entry 1

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Mark Rae, Department of Physiology

GM1001 

Graduate Entry 2

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Gerard O'Keeffe, Department of Anatomy.

GM1002

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