Biomedical Science Part 1

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. 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.

Content

  1. 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.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Online quizzes x 4

In Term Test: Mid-semester exam

Formal Examination: Final examination

Online Learning Activity: Homework - Online

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorials may be replaced or supplemented by 1hr Workshops-Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)