Foundations of Human Biology 1
Get to know what it takes for the body to maintain homeostasis, create movement, and provide oxygenation. Cover body organisation, cells, tissues, the muscles and skeleton. Understand the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems.
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- 03 Apr 2023
- 18 Sep 2023
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the structures and functions of the human body using appropriate terminology.
- Describe the normal structure and function of cells and tissues.
- Describe the structure and function of the special senses, muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems, and blood.
- Explain how body systems interact with each other to maintain homeostasis.
- Organisation of the human body
- Cells and tissues
- Nervous system
- Special senses
- Bones and joints
- The cardiovascular system
- The endocrine system
- Respiratory system
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An understanding of human biology is vital to managing health care. Health care practitioners are expected to know individual body parts and how systems work in order to have a holistic view of the patient and their physiological profile.
This course focuses on the basic structures associated with the maintenance of homeostasis and addresses concepts associated with movement and oxygenation. Build your knowledge in basic chemistry, anatomy, cells and tissues and explore how the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems interact with each other.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise) degree.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Portfolio (60%)
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