The unit introduces students to the organisation and function of the human body. Characteristics of the major tissues and organs are covered, including the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems. Basic genetics is also covered. The importance of homeostasis and the role of the neuro-endocrine system in maintaining equilibrium within the body are emphasised as ongoing concepts.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
RBM1518

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the fundamental structure, functions and interactions of the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, integumentary reproductive systems in the human body;  
  2. Explain how the body systems act and interact to maintain a constant internal environment (homeostasis);  
  3. Demonstrate requisite skills in experimental techniques, recording and critical analysis of data and report writing.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Guided-inquiry Worksheets x 3 (250 words) 10%
Laboratory Work Lab Reports x 2 (750 words each) 30%
Test Three (3) Topic Tests (60 minutes each) 60%

Required reading

Human Anatomy & Physiology 10th ed.
Marieb, e.N., & Hoehn, K.N. (2015)
Pearson

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