Dr John Knight
Associate Professor
Interprofessional Studies
Telephone: (01792) 205678 ext 8579
Room: Office - 227
Second Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology
  • Inflammation
  • Human Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

Publications

  1. Knight, J., Bayram-Weston, Z., Andrade, M. Using VR To Support The Teaching Of Anatomy And Physiology To Students With Minimal Background In Biosciences
  2. Knight, J., Bayram-Weston, Z., Andrade, M., Webster, S. Introducing cadaveric dissection to teach Anatomy for Human and Health Science
  3. Andrade, M., Knight, J., Bayram-Weston, Z. Introduction of clinical diagnostic equipment into undergraduate degree Programmes within the CHHS
  4. Knight, J., Bayram-Weston, Z., Andrade, M. The Use of a Commercial Virtual Reality (VR) Software Package to support Undergraduate teaching of Anatomy and Physiology
  5. Knight, J. Human Anatomy and Physiology Colouring Workbook and Study Guide, Third Edition (Ed.), Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Teaching

  • PPS107 Foundations in Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology

    This module will provide an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems as well as providing an overview of some common diseases.

  • PPS208 Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II

    This module will build upon the underpinning knowledge gained in the compulsory year I module PPS107 Foundations in Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology. It will provide the opportunity for students to develop and further their understanding of human anatomy and physiology to an advanced level. It will also allow the student to a gain more detailed knowledge of some of common diseases seen in the general population and the current treatment options available.

  • SHC151 Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Science

    This is an introductory module to the structure and function of the human body, delivered with a focus on healthcare science.

  • SHC152 Pathophysiology for Healthcare Science

    This is an introductory module to the structure and function of the human body and how it is affected by disease, delivered with a focus on healthcare science.

  • SHC154 Neurosensory Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology

    This module provides a deeper insight into the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous auditory and visual systems.

  • SHC238 Pathophysiology of Common Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions

    This module will prepare students for their role in clinical practice by ensuring they understand the pathophysiology of common conditions that result in referral to cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep services.

  • SHC314 Introduction to Pathology and Therapeutics for Health Scientists

    This module builds upon existing scientific and clinical knowledge, carrying on the progression to application of knowledge to the clinical environment. Pharmacological aspects of care and management will be incorporated. Students will be encouraged to scrutinize their own practice and discuss rationales for patient management by applying their knowledge of pharmacology and pathophysiology via group presentations.

  • SHF100 Anatomy and Physiology 2

    This module aims to provide an understanding of the structure and function of the key systems which is a core requirement of osteopathic medicine. This module builds upon knowledge introduced in SHF109 Anatomy and Physiology 1, and develops the understanding of the structure and functions of the key systems of the body. This knowledge will underpin the pathophysiology and therapeutics covered in Year 2.

  • SHF109 Anatomy and Physiology 1

    This module utilises lecture and laboratory based study to explore the anatomy and physiology of the major body systems. Furthermore, this module will be used to underpin the knowledge required to understand clinical presentation, diagnosis and osteopathic management of pathological conditions.

  • SHF205 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics 1

    This module will explore the processes underlying pathological acute conditions, such as infection, immunity, metabolism, cancer and degeneration. Common conditions affecting whole body systems, such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, renal and gastro-intestinal, will be discussed in terms of pathogenesis, clinical presentations, impact upon the patient and its therapeutic management.

  • SHF206 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics 2

    This module will explore the processes underlying pathological chronic conditions, such as metabolism, cancer and degeneration. Common conditions affecting whole body systems, such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, renal and gastro-intestinal, will be discussed in terms of pathogenesis, clinical presentations, impact upon the patient and its therapeutic management.

  • SHG130 Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

    This module is designed to meet the specific needs of students on the BSc Health and Social Care degree. Unlike current anatomy and physiology modules it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject material and provides an overview of the structure and function of each organ system. The module enhances material delivered in lead lectures with laboratory sessions and makes use of the pre-existing Visual Bioscience software developed by the department. The module will also give an overview of common medical conditions.

  • SHG3005 Care of the Person with Diabetes Mellitus

    The module provides health care professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance their care and management of the person with diabetes. The emphasis is on the health continuum, the prevention of potentially disabling complications and the promotion of a full and satisfying lifestyle.

  • SHG3097 Travel Health for Primary Care Providers

    This module provides basic skills and knowledge in travel health. Specifically it explores pre-travel risk assessment and risk management, common tropical diseases, travel vaccines and preventive health advice for travellers.

  • SHG346 Foundations in Physiology and Health Assessment

    This module provides an introduction to the principles and practices of advanced practice. It is suitable for experienced clinical nurses or other allied health professionals who wish to expand their clinical skills and knowledge. This module will introduce students to the following subjects: anatomy, physiology, history taking, consultation skills, general examination and systems examination.

  • SHGM06 Pharmacology Principles and Practice (HCPC)

    The module introduces the principles and practices of pharmacology which are vital requirements for independent/supplementary prescribing. It will enable the practitioner to appraise the relevant sources of information advice and support available and apply them to make appropriate decisions in prescribing practice. This module will provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary learning with other professionals studying to become non-medical prescribers.

  • SHHM10 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Clinical Practice

    This module provides an underpinning knowledge of the basic biosciences which is essential for the skills of history taking and clinical assessment at advanced levels of practice.

  • SHM122 Bioscience for Midwifery

    This module will introduce the student to the structure and function of the human body and to the anatomical and physiological changes that occur throughout childbearing and the key principles of drug administration and infection control.

  • SHM128 Biological Dimensions of Pregnancy and Parenting

    This module introduces learners to the anatomy and physiology of childbearing, including the changes that occur during pregnancy, and some of the minor medical complications which can arise during pregnancy. This module also explores the anatomy and physiology of the breast and breastfeeding, and the anatomy and physiology of birth and the puerperium.

  • SHM243 Complex Needs in Pregnancy

    This module has been designed to develop the student¿s understanding and application of altered health, complex childbearing anatomy and physiology, relevant psycho-social issues and midwifery care provision across the entire childbearing continuum. This includes a range of psycho-social and health complexities impacting on or associated with childbearing women, neonates and their families. Content covered offers the student an overview of these complex processes on childbearing, childbirth and the postnatal period with a specific focus on further developing midwifery knowledge and skills. The theoretical components aim to prepare students for placements where they will continue to deepen their learning and continue to apply knowledge to practice.

  • SHM326 Using research to inform my practice

    This module supports student midwives to build on the knowledge gained in their education to date, and explore research knowledge to develop skills in critical appraisal and be able to determine good quality evidence on which to base their practice. In order to provide the broad knowledge base required for practice this module also includes further bioscience and psycho social knowledge.

  • SHN125 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Adult)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure encompassing mandatory training. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN127 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN130 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Child)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN131 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN132 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN133 What is Nursing? (Mental Health)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced

  • SHN136 Introduction to Professional Practice (Child)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN137 Introduction to Professional Practice (Mental Health)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN271 Health Promotion and Public Health (Adult)

    Health promotion and public health are essential components of the nurse‿s role. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of public health development, the nurse‿s role and priorities for action such as inequalities, advocacy and partnership working. Key principles of health promotion and its role within public health will also be explored. The module will also provide students with knowledge of how to promote health within practice across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

  • SHNM00 Introduction to Nursing (Adult)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

  • SHP100 Applied Human Biology

    This module will introduce the student to applied biological sciences. The module will begin with an exploration of the structure and function of the major organic compounds found in the human body, moving on to aspects of cellular physiology and basic pharmacology.

  • SHP104 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

    This module uses lecture and laboratory based study to explore the anatomy and physiology of the major organs and organ systems of the human body. Teaching will begin with the molecular and cellular basis of life, utilising appropriate techniques to illustrate the structure of organelles, cells and tissues. The major organs and organ systems will be examined and their role in homeostasis explained, with the importance of the interplay between different organs emphasised.

  • SHP207 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    This module will develop knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Teaching will build upon the lecture material delivered in year 1. The major organs and organ systems will be examined in detail, including relevant physical and biochemical processes.

  • SHP209 Pathophysiology 1 - Diseases and Disorders of the Vital Organs

    This level 5 module builds upon existing scientific knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology of the human body, obtained in level 4. This new module focuses primarily on the five vital organs (the brain, the heart, the lungs, the liver and the kidneys), and covers in depth, the pathophysiology of each organ, providing details of the diseases and disorders which may affect these key organs.

  • SHP210 Pathophysiology 2 - Abnormal States and Disease

    This level 5 module builds upon existing scientific knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology of the human body, obtained in level 4. This new module focuses on abnormal states and pathophysiology of many of the body¿s organs and systems, and covers in depth, diseases and disorders which are clinically observed in these systems.

  • SHP311 Systems Physiology and Common Pathologies II

    This level 6 module will cover the pathophysiology of the following organ systems and disease e.g. ¿ Nervous System ¿ Endocrine System ¿ Renal System ¿ Immunology ¿ Cancer

  • SHP354 Systems Physiology and Common Pathologies

    This module builds on the students¿ knowledge and understanding of human physiological processes which are fundamental to health and wellbeing. Students should extend their comprehension of systems failure and the adverse effect this has on maintenance of health. Students should have a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

  • SHVM00 Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology for Long Term Chronic Conditions Management

    This module is used to underpin the applied knowledge required to understand the clinical presentation and management of specific long term and chronic conditions.