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MVST 1A Homeostasis (HOM)

MVST 1A Homeostasis is the core physiology course for first-year medical and veterinary students. Course information is provided on the course Moodle website. If you cannot see it, it may be that you are not enrolled as a supervisor: please contact Mel Quy (mq200@cam.ac.uk) and ask her to put you on the list and give you access.

The HOM Moodle site is designed for those students enrolled on the course, plus supervisors. This website includes a Moodle 'book' for HOM supervisors, which gives advice and guidance about supervising in general, as well as hints and tips specific to Homeostasis. The Moodle website also describes the lectures and lecturers in this course, which are subject to change every year, and holds all the course material. Please note that the "Information for Supervisors" section should be visible on the main HOM title page, but it is not visible to students. If you cannot see it, it may be that you are not enrolled as a supervisor: please contact Mel Quy (mq200@cam.ac.uk) and ask her to put you on the list and give you access.

Homeostasis supervisors are expected to cover the experimental physiology practical classes which the students take as part of this course; there is a practical paper set as part of the June exam. If you wish to attend a practical class to get a better feel for what it is all about, please contact Dr. Matt Mason (mjm68@cam.ac.uk).

There is a histology paper set as part of the end-of-year Homeostasis exam. The Histology course is considered separate to the Homeostasis course, however, and is not routinely supervised. Click here for more about Histology supervising.

Please have a look at the supervising physiology in Cambridge page, which contains some general tips for new supervisors teaching this course.