Introduction to Health Sciences
Explore the human body to see what it’s made of and how it works. Examine anatomy and physiology, from the macro musculoskeletal level all the way down to cell biology. Dive into scientific literature and draw on it to explain the body’s systems.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the structure and function of major body systems; explain how each system works and its relationship to health and wellness
- demonstrate knowledge of the body's systems and explain how they interact and contribute to homeostasis within the body
- demonstrate knowledge of basic scientific concepts applied to the human body including chemistry and physics
- demonstrate ability to locate read, summarise and correctly reference scientific literature in written tasks.
- Terminology, language and foundations
- The skeleton, joints and movement
- Bone anatomy and physiology
- Muscle types and contractions
- Muscles on the human body
- The Cardiovascular System
- The Respiratory System
- Cells and Scientific concepts
- Cell Types and Transport
- Digestive System and Metabolism
- Nervous System and Homeostasis
- Endocrine System
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
An overview of the structure and function of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, digestive, endocrine and immune systems. Human cell biology and homeostasis will also be investigated.
Please Note: This subject cannot be used as credit towards a university degree. However, it is designed to enable students to qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree.
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- Written Assessment (40%)
- Final Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Online E-Test (10%)
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