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 2015

UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
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
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentENVS2620 is restricted to only students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety degree program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENVS2620