Human Control Systems

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Control Systems

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BMED11-109 Principles of Human Structure and Function

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    This subject focuses on the structure and function of the nervous and hormonal control systems of the body and their interaction with the internal and external environments. Students undertake an integrated study of the anatomy and function of the major structural components of the central nervous system and the neurohormonal axis. The material presented also explains how sensations are recorded and interpreted, movements are controlled and the way the body regulates and integrates body function via the nervous and endocrine systems. There is also some coverage of the clinical aspects of disorders associated with control systems.
    Learning Objectives
    1. identify and distinguish the major anatomical structures of the nervous and endocrine systems;
    2. summarise the basic processes of higher brain function including cognition, memory, language and emotion;
    3. describe the general physiological mechanisms and processes underlying the sensory and motor control functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems in healthy humans;
    4. explain the relation between the structure and function of components of neural and endocrine control systems;
    5. describe how some basic neuromuscular tests and assessments are used in clinical settings to identify disorders;
    6. compare the neural and hormonal control processes that regulate integrated body functions to maintain homeostasis;
    7. present experimental reports using the correct scientific style and format.

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