Principles of Human Structure and Function

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Human Structure and Function

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology

  • 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
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    This 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 Objectives
    1. explain the organisation of the human body from cells to tissue to organ systems
    2. describe the basic cellular structure and function of nerves, muscle, epithelial tissue and connective tissues such as bone
    3. apply basic anatomical terminology and describe the axial skeleton
    4. explain the concept of homeostasis and demonstrate a basic knowledge of the nervous and endocrine systems
    5. use basic scientific equipment to investigate simple measures of human physiology
    6. present scientific data using the correct style and format.

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