|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, School of Health Sciences|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
|Subject Enquiries:||Health Sciences & Medicine|
Telephone: +61 7 5595 4400
|Study Abroad availability:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||September 2012 [ Bond College ]|
This subject introduces the students to the functioning of major human body systems. The body systems covered during the semester include the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine systems. The content of the subject provides the relevant foundation for other more specific subjects in biomedical sciences. There is also an emphasis on the clinical aspects of the functioning of body systems. The subject will form an important basis for students pursuing a career in health sciences and students who are interested in the functioning of the human body.
No prior knowledge required
At the end of the subject, the students should be able to:
* Define homeostasis and explain the importance in the function of the human body.
* Explain the basic structure and function of nervous system cells.
* Explain the signal transmission process in the nervous system.
* Define the structure of muscle tissue and explain the process of excitation/contraction.
* Describe the overall organisation of the peripheral and autonomic nervous systems.
* Explain the structure of special sense organs and describe their function
* Explain the structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and endocrine systems
* Explain and describe the cellular components of blood and the lymphatic system