Introduction to Human Physiology
Undergraduate | LTU-HBS101 | 2024
Map the complex architecture of the human body and learn how it’s organised and structured. Navigate the journey of the smallest cell to the largest organ. Observe how the body performs and adapts, responding to stress and disease to maintain life.
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- 19 May 2024
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- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 27 May 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024,
- 25 Nov 2024
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Introduction to Human Physiology
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Relate the structural organisation of the human body to whole body function.
- Explain how cellular activity contributes to the function of organs and the body as a whole.
- Explain how a given body system contributes to homeostasis under normal conditions.
- Interpret scientific information presented as tables, graphs and diagrams and communicate using correct physiological terminology.
- Introduction to the Human Body
- Cell Structure and Function
- Movement of Molecules
- Nervous System
- Homeostasis and Endocrine
- The Heart
- Cardiovascular System
- Immune System
- Respiratory System
- Digestion and Metabolism
- Renal System
- Reproductive System
In this subject, you will first be introduced to concepts fundamental to the understanding of Human Physiology such as the organisation of the human body, homeostasis, basic cell structure and function, body fluids and the movement of molecules within body fluid compartments. The basics of nervous system and endocrine system function in the context of physiological regulation and homeostasis will then be explored. This information will provide the foundation for the study of major organ systems of the body including the muscular, digestive, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, renal, and reproductive systems. This subject will also include content on metabolism of nutrients and acid-base homeostasis.
- Video Presentation Task (1500 word total equivalent). 8-10 minute narrated PowerPoint video. (40%)
- 4 x module quizzes (1400 word total equivalent). Quizzes based on subject learning content that require recall and application of knowledge. (30%)
- Short Answer Justification Task (1000 word total equivalent). Completion of a quiz and production of short answer responses to each quiz question. (30%)
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LTU-HBS100 (Not currently available)
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- 0.125 EFTSL
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