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Unit description

Examines normal physiological mechanisms of human body systems including muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, immune and reproductive systems. Detailed understandings of cellular mechanisms and homeostatic control developed in Human Physiology I are applied to understanding the normal functioning of the specific organ systems. Develops essential foundational concepts for further studies in health and human sciences.

Unit content

This is the second of two Human Physiology units which must be studied sequentially. This unit covers:

  •     Introduction/Muscles
  •     Muscles/Control of Body Movement
  •     Cardiovascular System – Blood
  •     Cardiovascular System – Heart Function and Blood Vessels
  •     Respiratory System
  •     Gas Transport/Control of Respiration
  •     Urinary System
  •     Fluid and Electrolyte Balance/Acid-Base Balance
  •     Digestive System
  •     Metabolism
  •     Immune System
  •     Reproductive System

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify the normal functioning of smooth and skeletal muscle and the control of body movementKnowledge of a discipline
2explain the mechanisms underlying the normal functions of the muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and the regulation of these functions in response to changes in the internal and external environment Knowledge of a discipline
3explain the mechanisms underlying the normal functions of the urinary, digestive, immune and reproductive systems and the regulation of these functions in response to changes in the internal and external environmentKnowledge of a discipline
4explain the integration of various body systems in the homeostatic control of regulated variables.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the normal functioning of smooth and skeletal muscle and the control of body movement
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. explain the mechanisms underlying the normal functions of the muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and the regulation of these functions in response to changes in the internal and external environment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. explain the mechanisms underlying the normal functions of the urinary, digestive, immune and reproductive systems and the regulation of these functions in response to changes in the internal and external environment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. explain the integration of various body systems in the homeostatic control of regulated variables.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

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