Human Structure and Function

Year 1, Semester 1 Core Bioscience

Code HUMB1000
Credits 25
Graduate Attributes
Anatomical organisation of the body and the relationships between body systems and cells. Human requirements for metabolism and life. The structure and function of the body from cells to the whole organism. Basic control and interactions of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive and excretory systems for homeostasis. Primary defence against microorganisms. Mechanisms for growth, repair and reproduction.
Online Class 2.0 Hours, 1.0 Times Weekly 
Workshop 2.0 Hours, 1.0 Times Weekly 

Learning Outcomes

  • 1 Describe the relationship between structure and function of living cells and their inputs and outputs
  • 2 Explain how the circulatory, respiratory, digestive and excretory systems contribute to the needs of cells in the human body
  • 3 Describe how body systems are controlled to maintain life
  • 4 Explain how cells multiply, differentiate and die, and how these processes apply to contemporary issues of life and death
  • 5 Solve problems by working in interprofessional student teams to gather, record and interpret data about the human body

Assessment Breakdown