The general aim of the unit is to give students an understanding of basic concepts in human physiology. The unit will comprise a description of basic cell structures and functions for generalised and specialised cells; outline co-ordinated body functions with specific applications to the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculo-skeletal, neural, alimentary and renal systems. In addition, basic concepts in organic metabolism and energy balance will be considered.
|1.||Describe and relate the structure and function of the cardiovascular system, urinary system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine system to normal physiological processes;|
|2.||Apply the occupational health and safety, environmental, social and cultural responsibilities and regulations while working in a laboratory environment;|
|3.||Develop skills in common experimental techniques, observation, recording of data and critical analysis that enables them to solve scientific problems; and|
|4.||Communicate effectively while collaborating with peers and staff and work independently in a laboratory environment.|
|Exercise||Guided-inquiry worksheets x 3 (250 words)||10%|
|Laboratory Work||Laboratory Reports x 2 (750 words each)||30%|
|Test||Three (3) Topic Tests||60%|
Human Anatomy & Physiology 10th ed.
Marieb, E.N., & Hoehn, K.N., (2015)
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