Structure and Function of the Human Body II 127
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Biology, Human Biology, Life Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units15
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
At the end of the module students should be able to:
· Explain principles and components of control systems, and
· Describe various membrane transport and communication
processes of the cell.
· Describe functional anatomy of the central nervous system (CNS)
and the major sensory and motor pathways.
· Explain functioning of neurons, the transduction of sensory
stimuli, how this information is processed and responded to by
· Describe the physiology of the muscular systems, neuromuscular
junction, blood and immune system.
· Recognize some effects of dysfunction of parts of the
· Develop information processing skills, such as searching for and
· Principles and components of control systems.
· Membranes: general functions, composition, and specific
membrane transport processes.
· Intercellular signalling: receptors and chemical signals.
· An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the central
nervous system (CNS), the physiology of the
· muscular system, blood and immunology.
Total learning time: 100 hours
Method of Student Assessment:
Continuous Assessment- 50%
Final examination- 50% (2x1.5h papers)
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.