Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Anatomy, Health Science, Nursing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces students to the structure (anatomy) and functions (physiology) of the human body, through an exploration of the major organ systems necessary for life. A focus on medical language development will underpin the learning in this unit, and students will develop the ability to effectively communicate anatomy and physiology concepts in health care environments. This first-year unit provides the foundational knowledge of organ function in health that will be applied to clinical practice and extended to investigate states of disease throughout the course.


    Learning Outcomes

    Completion of this unit requires students to provide evidence of having achieved the following learning outcomes:
    1. Explain the complementary relationships that exist between tissue/organ structure and the functions of each of the major organ systems that contribute to homeostasis and the maintenance of life.

    2. Accurately identify key anatomical structures through visual inspection, and analyse and interpret physiological data. 

    3. Effectively communicate and share knowledge of anatomy and physiology concepts in collaborative health care contexts.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

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.