Biomedical Science Part 1

Course code HUBS1403Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Provides a comprehensive introduction to aspects of human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and evolution. Covers the concepts of food and its assimilation, the transition from cells to tissues to organs, the control of homeostasis through the nervous and endocrine systems, movement and an introduction to drugs and their modes of action.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To develop strategies for independent learning.
2. To develop critical reasoning skills, particularly in relation to the application of knowledge in the human biosciences.
3. To understand the structure (Anatomy), function (Physiology) and the molecular interactions (Biochemistry) of the human body.
4. To understand the structure and functions of the cell.
5. To understand the organisation levels of the body from cells, tissues, organs, systems and organism.
6. To understand the principle of homeostasis in the context of a healthy functioning human body.
7. To understand how homeostasis is achieved in terms of feedback control of bodily function.
Content1 .Introduction to Biomedical Science.
2. Biological Molecules and their digestion, absorption and assimilation.
3. Cell Structure and Functions.
4 .Fast Control Systems (Nervous system).
5. Motion (Muscle)
6. Slow Control Systems (Endocrine).
7. Drugs and their actions.
Replacing Course(s)Components from
HUBS1401 Human Bioscience 1A
HUBS1402 Human Bioscience 1B
HUBS1412 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 part 1
HUBS1413 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 part 2
HUBS1414 Anatomy & Physiology for OT part 1
HUBS1415 Anatomy & Physiology for OT part 2
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMini-tests held during semester
Examination: FormalEnd of semester examination.
Course Learning Objectives: 1-7

Students must perform satisfactorily in the final examination in order to be able to pass the course overall.
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS1403