Provides students with a basic understanding of the fundamental structure, processes and mechanisms that serve and control the various structures and functions of the body. It should be noted that, although introductory, this unit in Anatomy and Physiology is comprehensive in scope. Areas treated in detail include both relatively simple mechanisms on chemical, cellular and tissue levels, as well as more complex interactions between whole organ systems. The major areas of systemic studies include integumentary and musculoskeletal systems; the endocrine and nervous systems; cardiovascular and immune systems; respiratory, digestive and urinary systems; and reproduction.
- Levels of organization: Introduction to the human body, and overview of the chemical, cellular and tissue levels of organization.
- Support and movement: Basic anatomical structure and physiological function of bones, joints, muscles and the integumentary system.
- Regulation, integration and control: Basic structure and function of endocrine and nervous systems and their role in homeostasis.
- Fluids and transport: Basic structure and function of the cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems.
- 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.
- Human Development, and continuity of life: Basic structure and function of the reproductive system, and an introduction to development.
Tutorials and laboratory classes are major components of this unit. Tutorials are designed to complement and enhance your understanding of the online lessons on the Blackboard site. The laboratory classes will give an insight into how knowledge and experimental results are obtained. We strongly encourage students to attend face-to-face tutorial and practical classes on a weekly basis
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:|
|1||describe the introductory concepts related to the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of cells, integumentary and musculoskeletal systems|
|2||interpret laboratory data and apply introductory anatomy and physiology concepts to scientific findings|
|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|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- describe the introductory concepts related to the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of cells, integumentary and musculoskeletal systems
- interpret laboratory data and apply introductory anatomy and physiology concepts to scientific findings
- 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
- communicate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology as appropriate to the health care profession
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Betts, J Gordon, DeSaix, Peter, 2013, Anatomy and Physiology, 2013, OpenStax. ISBN: 978-1-938168-13-0.
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