Structure and Function of the Human Body II 127

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Structure and Function of the Human Body II 127

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    Main Outcomes
    At the end of the module students should be able to:
    · Explain principles and components of control systems, and
    examples thereof.
    · 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
    the CNS.
    · Describe the physiology of the muscular systems, neuromuscular
    junction, blood and immune system.
    · Recognize some effects of dysfunction of parts of the
    neuromuscular system.
    · Develop information processing skills, such as searching for and
    evaluating information.

    Main Content
    · 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)

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.


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