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The subject introduces students to the organisation and function of the human body. General principles of anatomy, basic embryology and the characteristics of the major tissues and organs are covered. The concept of homeostasis, neural and humoral control systems and aspects of oxygen transport, digestion and metabolism, acid-base and fluid balance and temperature regulation are studied. Foundations of pharmacology, receptor-ligand interactions and principles of drug action are covered.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject, students should have an understanding of normal structure and function of the human body, the general principles of anatomy, the concept of homeostasis and the operation of the key organ systems that maintain it, and basic principles of pharmacology and drug action.
Upon completion of this unit, students should have developed:
- analytical and problem-solving skills
- oral and written communication skills
- collaborative learning in practicals and computer-aided workshops
- skills in observation, interpretation, critical analysis and report writing
- capacity to integrate knowledge from multiple sources
Last updated: 18 December 2020