2024 unit offering information will be available in November 2023
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
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