Map how the human body is formed and navigate the way cells, tissues and organs operate.Observe the roles of the respiratory, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular and digestive systems. Identify how metabolism impacts the nervous system.
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- 24 Feb 2019
- 25 Aug 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- use terminology appropriate to human anatomy
- explain basic chemical, physiological and biological concepts
- 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
- discuss the functioning of the digestive, nervous, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems in relation to human activity
- explain the principles of good nutrition
- develop writing and presentation skills.
- Overview of the human organism
- Homeostasis and body organisation
- Introductory Chemistry
- The skeletal system
- The muscular system
- The nervous system - Part 1 and Part 2
- The cardiovascular system and blood
- The respiratory system
- The digestive system
- Nutrition and metabolism
- Writing skills
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Virtual Classroom
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
In this subject, students will be introduced to the anatomical organisation of the body, the basics of cell structure and function, and the major tissue types. The fundamentals of the nervous system will then be explored in the context of mechanisms of physiological control. This information will provide the foundation for the study of many of the major organ systems of the body which includes the respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, skeletal and muscular systems. The subject will conclude with the basics of nutrition and metabolism which integrates many of the topics covered throughout the subject including homeostasis. In addition, students may attend virtual classrooms for live interaction with tutor and peers to prepare for the assignments.
- Quiz 2 (25%)
- Online Activities (50%)
- Quiz 1 (25%)
Textbook information is pending.