Biosciences for EOHS

Course code ENVS2620Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

Introduces to the student the basic components of biological systems and provides a background knowledge of human physiology and anatomy in relation to environmental and occupational health. Topics include animal cell structure, micro-organisms and basic biochemistry, major body systems, defense mechanisms and reproduction.

Available in 2014

UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe the ultra-structure of cells and outline the functions of major organelles;
2. Describe, using examples, the organisation of cells into tissues, organs and organisms;
3. Explain with examples homeostasis;
4. Outline the processes of cell respiration;
5. Describe the structures and functions of major systems in the human body concerned with intake of materials and information; transport and distribution of materials; nervous and hormonal communication; movement; breakdown and metabolism of materials; excretion, body defence and reproduction.
ContentThe course covers the fundamentals of the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the human body as they relate to environmental and occupational health. Major topics are:

- Cell structure and function and cellular organisation into tissues, organs and organisms
- Viruses, bacteria and fungi
- Homeostasis
- Cellular respiration
- Human respiratory system and breathing
- Blood, lymph, the cardiovascular system and transport in the body
- Endocrine and nervous systems and communication
- Skeleto-muscular systems and movement
- Digestion and metabolism
- Excretion
- Immunity and body defence
- Reproduction
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Other: (please specify)Class tests
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 40 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ENVS2620