28 x 1-hour lectures per semester
7 x 1.5-hour tutorials per semester
7 x 1-hour seminars per semester
3 x 2-hour laboratory-1s per semester
4 x 2-hour laboratory-2s per semester
2 x 1.5-hour project works per semester
1 1 of BIOL1101, BIOL1102, BIOL1601, BIOL1602, MMED1005, HLTH1004
2 1 of CHEM1101, CHEM1102, CHEM1201, CHEM1202, CHEM1601, CHEM1602, CHEM1010, CHEM1011
3 Admission into GDPESC-Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science
4 Admission into MESCB-Master of Engineering Science (Biomedical)
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or (3) or (4))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MMED2927, MMED2931 has been successfully completed
Examination(s), Online quizzes, Practicals
Topic description

The topic aims to provide a knowledge of the function of the organ systems of the human body. The control mechanisms regulating these organ systems and how their functions are integrated will be highlighted.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with an understanding of how the human body works to maintain normal day to day homeostasis and how it adapts to challenges placed on it by the environment or imposed activities. Functions of the major organ systems; cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive system will be defined, as well as how the functions of these organ systems are integrated to maintain and support life.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Connect the structure and function of human organ systems
  2. Apply theoretical and factual knowledge of human physiology in a practical context including analysis of physiological measures
  3. Work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  4. Apply human physiology to a variety of work contexts