Human Biology: Maintenance and Integration
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
HUB2019F, CEM1000W (or equivalent)
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units24
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course aims to provide a thorough grounding of the anatomy, physiology and structure-function relationships of the bodily systems. The course includes lectures, tutorials andpracticals on the physiology, anatomy and histology of organ systems in the human body, including the nervous system, excretory & thermoregulation, respiratory, cardiovascular,lymphatic and immune, and reproductive systems. In addition, students are introduced to bone forensics, which builds on their understanding of bone anatomy done in HUB2019F,and to concepts of ageing and disease. In the practical sessions, students work in small groups using computers and other equipment to study a) the physiology and anatomy of thenervous system, b) the electrical events in the contraction of cardiac muscle, c) the mechanics of the respiratory system, d) the immune system, e) excretion and temperatureregulation, f) reproduction and g) the study of anatomical parts of the human body from cadavers and histological sections under a microscope.Fridays may be used for tutorials, guest lectures and tests. Students are encouraged to attend all lectures and must sign a register of attendance.Practicals: One per week, Mondays or Tuesdays, 14h00-17h00.DP requirements: Attendance at all practicals, 40% average in class tests and an average of 50% for all assignmentsAssessment: Class tests 30%; practicals, assignments & tutorials 20%;Final examinations contribute 50% of the final year mark and comprises the following:Written theory exam 30%, practical 20%. An oral examination may be required in the case of selected students.
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.