Introduction to Human Biology

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Human Biology

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CEM1000W (or equivalent), BIO1000F.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is an introduction to human anatomy and the basics of physiology. The first five weeks examine the basics of cells and tissues and cell proliferation, along with gross and hi stological studies and physiology of the integumentar, musculo-skeletal system, cardio-vascular system, GIT, reproductive, urinary and nervous systems. The course includes the study of homeostasis, the chemistry of life, membranes, electrophysiology, nutrition and metabolism.

    Practicals: One per week, Mondays or Tuesdays

    DP requirements: Attendance at all practicals, 40% average in class tests and an average of 50% for all assignments.

    Assessment: Class tests count 30%; assignments count 5%; practicals count 15%; examinations (theory and practical) count 50%. An oral examination may be required in the case of selected students.

    NOTE: Entrance is limited to 60 students.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.