This unit continues the study of the structure and functions of the body, using homeostatic regulation of the internal environment as the ongoing theme. The cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, and gastrointestinal systems are placed in context with their overall regulation and co-ordination via the neuro-endocrine system. This provides an understanding of how homeostatic mechanisms regulate variables such as blood pressure, blood gas status, acid-base balance, fluid and electrolyte balance and blood glucose. Genetic inheritance is also introduced. The completion of both RBM1518 Human Physiology 1 and 2 will provide a solid foundation for advanced study in physiology.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):