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.
Your upfront cost: $0
Subjects may require attendance
- 28 Feb 2022
- 29 Aug 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe and explain the structure and function of major body systems
- describe the role of epidemiology in relating to health issues
- apply, examine and appraise health issue topics related to major body systems
- 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
No eligibility requirements
- Equipment requirements - 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, immune, lymphatic and urinary systems. Human cell biology and homeostasis will also be investigated. Introductory of epidemiology will be discussed.
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 (35%)
- Final Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Online E-Test (25%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 27 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
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