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Unit description

Examines the normal anatomy and physiological function of the human body. Starting with the most basic cellular, building blocks as a foundation and expanding to include body systems and their respective homeostatic controls which work as an integrated organism to sustain and maintain physiological function.

Unit content

  1. Levels of organization: Introduction to the human body, and overview of the chemical, cellular and tissue levels of organization.
  2. Support and movement: Basic anatomical structure and physiological function of bones, joints, muscles and the integumentary system.
  3. Regulation, integration and control: Basic structure and function of endocrine and nervous systems and their role in homeostasis.
  4. Fluids and transport: Basic structure and function of the cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems.
  5. Energy, maintenance and environmental exchange: Basic Structure and function of the respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Basics of metabolism, nutrition and fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance.  
  6. Human Development, continuity of life and introduction to integration of the human body: Basic structure and function of the reproductive system, and an introduction to development and inheritance.  

 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the introductory concepts related to the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of cells, integumentary and musculoskeletal systems
2recall anatomy and physiology of nervous and endocrine systems and their contribution to the overall homeostasis of the human body
3define basic anatomy and physiological mechanism(s) linked to the normal functioning of the digestive, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, reproductive body systems and to human development
4communicate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology as appropriate to the health care profession

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

  1. describe the introductory concepts related to the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of cells, integumentary and musculoskeletal systems
  2. recall anatomy and physiology of nervous and endocrine systems and their contribution to the overall homeostasis of the human body
  3. define basic anatomy and physiological mechanism(s) linked to the normal functioning of the digestive, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, reproductive body systems and to human development
  4. communicate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology as appropriate to the health care profession

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Workbook50%
Quiz30%
Workbook20%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Workbook50%
Quiz30%
Workbook20%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Workbook50%
Quiz30%
Workbook20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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