10 cp Prerequisites BIOL123 Cells and Tissues – The Fabric of Life Incompatible BIOL121 Human Biological Science 1, BIOL122 Human Biological Science 2, BIOL125 Human Biology 1, BIOL126 Human Biology 2
Health professionals require a detailed understanding of the human body in both healthy and disease states as a foundation for all health disciplines, in particular the discipline of biomedical science. This unit introduces the student to the structure, function and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. The integrated actions of the body systems in maintaining a constant internal environment (homeostasis) and hence good health will be explored. Students will investigate the aetiology of diseases in the selected systems, showing the role of cellular and biochemical dysfunction in pathophysiology. This unit builds on the earlier biology unit of Cells and Tissues: the Fabric of Life, and provides a foundation for Human Body in Health and Disease 2 and studies in Pharmacology.The overarching aim of this unit is to enable comparison of normal structure and function of the human body with changes in cellular, tissue, organ, systemic and whole body levels in diseases affecting the selected systems.