Christopher Wigham is a Senior Lecturer at the College of Human and Health Sciences. Chris is Programme Director for the Healthcare Science programmes as well as teaching a number of modules in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology to a variety of programmes. He has a BSc degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Corneal Physiology, both from Aston University, Birmingham. He started his academic career as a Research fellow at the Welsh National School of Medicine, moving on to lecturer, senior lecturer and eventually Head of Department of Optometry and Vision Science at Cardiff University. Chris has a research interest in corneal physiology and membrane transport in epithelia. His current role is however mainly teaching and management. In his spare time he can be found making furniture and carving in wood.


  • 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.

  • 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.