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BMED11-109: Principles of Human Structure and Function

Description

This subject provides students with an introduction to the disciplines of human anatomy and physiology. The organisation of the human body, from cells to tissues and organs, and the relationships between anatomy and physiology are emphasised. A detailed study into the physiology of nerve, muscle, bone and connective tissue is a focus, alongside an introduction to anatomical terminology, arthrology, the skull and the upper limbs. An overview into the concepts of homeostasis and the control of body systems is also provided. Learning activities will provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills required in order to undertake further study into the body’s systems.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeBMED11-109
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Medicine
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the organisation of the human body from cells to tissues to organ systems.
2. Describe the basic cellular structure and function of nerves, muscle, epithelial tissue and connective tissues such as bone.
3. Apply basic anatomical terminology to describe the body in 3D space and its movements.
4. Recognise the main anatomical classifications of bones (osteology) and joints (arthrology).
5. Describe the main anatomical features of the upper limb bones and muscles (actions, origins and insertions).
6. Explain the concept of homeostasis and demonstrate a basic knowledge of the nervous and endocrine systems.
7. Use basic scientific equipment and computer software to investigate blood, simple measures of human physiology and anatomy.
8. Present scientific data using the correct style and format.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens19/03/2017
Semester start15/05/2017
Subject start15/05/2017
Cancellation 1?29/05/2017
Cancellation 2?05/06/2017
Last enrolment28/05/2017
Last withdrawal?09/06/2017
Teaching census?09/06/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018