Biological Sciences Applied to Nursing and Midwifery 1

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biological Sciences Applied to Nursing and Midwifery 1

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Nursing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: To provide the foundation for understanding cell biology and tissues leading to anatomy and physiological functioning of the human system to assist in the study of the effects of illness and disease on the individual.

    Syllabus: Introduction to the body as a whole, tissues, organs and systems. Biochemistry of the cell including: cell structure, the cell surface, the cell cytoplasm, and the biochemical mechanisms controlling the movement of substances into and out of the cell. Tissue structure and function including; epithelial, connective, muscle and nervous tissue. The integumentary system, skeletal system, and joints. Muscles: structure and function. Structure and function of the circulatory system, respiratory system, lymphatic system. Anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the innate and adaptive immune system. Contribution of each system to the maintenance of homeostasis.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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