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, BIOL128 The Human Body
The ability to be able to identify, describe and understand normal human body system processes and compare to pathophysiology of diseases is essential in study of biomedical sciences. These knowledges and skills in normal and affected human body systems enables students to be able to further research and design new methods in therapeutics, diagnosis, detection methods, research, information and support materials for current and future generations. This core unit extends students’ understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology in six body systems and prepares them to translate biomedical science into health and clinical applications. An overview of the integumentary and immune systems will lead to detailed study of the digestive, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems in normal and diseased state and across the lifespan. The clinical features, current and future treatment prospects of selected major diseases in these systems will be explored. Evaluation of current scientific research and epidemiological trends will be used to engender inquiry skills. The aims of this unit is to provide students with an ability to identify, describe and understand normal body systems and the pathophysiology of major diseases within these body systems.