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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine|
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.