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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Considers prior knowledge of the human body and further develops and extends this at the cellular, tissue, organ, and systems level. This understanding will serve to integrate structure, function and physiology and its application to studies in health and human sciences.

Unit content

  • Concept of homeostasis and cellular and tissue physiology
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Immune System 
  • The Sensory Organs 
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Endocrine System 
  • The Respiratory System 
  • The Digestive System 
  • The Urinary System 
  • The Male and Female Reproductive Systems

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate knowledge of the structural organisation of the human body from cellular to system level.
2 demonstrate knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the normal functions of the human body, and its responses to changes in the internal and external environment.
3 explain the inter-relationships of structure and function of systems of the human body.
4 explain homeostatic mechanisms that maintain stable internal conditions within the intracellular and extracellular environments of the human body.

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the structural organisation of the human body from cellular to system level.
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the normal functions of the human body, and its responses to changes in the internal and external environment.
    • GA4:
  3. explain the inter-relationships of structure and function of systems of the human body.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. explain homeostatic mechanisms that maintain stable internal conditions within the intracellular and extracellular environments of the human body.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Marieb, E & Hoehn, K, 2019, Human Anatomy and Physiology , 11th edn, Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco. ISBN: 9781292261034.

  • Marieb, E & Hoehn, K, 2019, Human Anatomy and Physiology , 11th edn, Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco. ISBN: 9781292261034.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.