Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. describe the structure and function of major body systems; explain how each system works and its relationship to health and wellness
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the body's systems and explain how they interact and contribute to homeostasis within the body
  3. demonstrate knowledge of basic scientific concepts applied to the human body including chemistry and physics
  4. demonstrate ability to locate read, summarise and correctly reference scientific literature in written tasks.
  • Assignment 1 - Written Assessment (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Final Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Online E-Test (10%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special 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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