Expands on the basic foundations of anatomy and physiology as outlined in Introductory Anatomy and Physiology. Provides more in-depth and relatable detail about the integration of the body systems in maintaining normal life sustaining functions. By applying theoretical knowledge to real-life situations, students will exit the unit with a sound understanding of the integrated nature of the body systems and be able to apply their knowledge as workable theory in their various fields of health.
The human body’s internal equilibrium and neurophysiology (Integration of cell physiology and signalling, thermodynamics, biophysics and neurophysiology)
The art of movement and reaction (Integration Skeletal and muscle systems)
The key endocrine responses and the miracle of life (Integration of endocrine and reproductive systems)
The body’s pulse and vital oxygenation (Integration of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems)
The absorption and elimination systems (Integration of Gastrointestinal and renal systems)
The physiology of defence systems (Integration of lymphatic and immunoinflammatory system)
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||explain and apply knowledge of cellular physiology to cellular processes essential to life, including membrane transport and cellular communication|
|2||illustrate how overall homeostasis of the human body is achieved|
|3||relate anatomy and physiology concepts of the individual systems to their integrated functions|
|4||examine physiological processes in the context of health and disease|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- explain and apply knowledge of cellular physiology to cellular processes essential to life, including membrane transport and cellular communication
- illustrate how overall homeostasis of the human body is achieved
- relate anatomy and physiology concepts of the individual systems to their integrated functions
- examine physiological processes in the context of health and disease
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Betts, J Gordon, DeSaix, Peter, 2013, Anatomy and Physiology, 2013, OpenStax. ISBN: 978-1-938168-13-0.
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods