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Human Structure and Function (BIOM20002)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeBIOM20002
Semester 2
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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.

Generic skills

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: 3 August 2019