Principles of Human Structure and Function
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionThis subject provides students with an introduction to the disciplines of human anatomy and physiology. The organisation of the human body, from cells to tissues and organs, and the relationships between anatomy and physiology are emphasised. A detailed study into the physiology of nerve, muscle, bone and connective tissue is a focus, alongside an introduction to anatomical terminology and the skeleton. An overview into the concepts of homeostasis and the control of body systems is also provided. Learning activities will provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills required in order to undertake further study into the body’s systems.
Learning Objectives1. explain the organisation of the human body from cells to tissue to organ systems2. describe the basic cellular structure and function of nerves, muscle, epithelial tissue and connective tissues such as bone3. apply basic anatomical terminology and describe the axial skeleton4. explain the concept of homeostasis and demonstrate a basic knowledge of the nervous and endocrine systems5. use basic scientific equipment to investigate simple measures of human physiology6. present scientific data using the correct style and format.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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.