HUB2019F - Integrated Anatomical And Physiological Sciences
24 credits at NQF level 6
BIO1000F, BIO1004S and CEM1000W (or equivalent courses). Co-requisites: An average grade of 60% or more for these two courses is recommended.
The course introduces the concept of integrating human physiology, anatomy, cell biology and histology. It includes the study of cells and tissues, the basic anatomy and histology of the musculoskeletal, endocrine and digestive systems, and an introduction to embryology and osteology. Physiological concepts include fluid balance, cell signaling, hormone regulation, digestion, absorption and metabolism. The course consists of lectures, practical sessions and tutorials. In the practicals, students work in small groups using computers and specialised equipment to study the physiology and histology of the abovementioned organ systems. At the end of the course, students will be able to describe structure-function relationships of body systems coved in the course; apply concepts and principles taught in lectures and practical sessions to solve theoretical or real-life problems posed in tutorials, tests and examinations; follow and implement instructions in computer-simulated physiology experiments and interpret result; identify micro-anatomical organisation of organs under a microscope or in monographs; identify and name structures in anatomical specimens; and design simple experiments to determine physiologic parameters such as blood type, fluid compartment volumes, enzyme activities etc.