Biosciences for EOHS

Description

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.

Availability

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

The 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

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety program.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Group Presentation

In Term Test: Class Test - Progress Test

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 40 hour(s) per Term

Contact hours are not regular or on a weekly basis, since delivery will take place on some week-ends and evenings, ie, there will be some intensive block teaching. Total face to face contact will be 40 hours.