Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Health and Exercise Science, Human Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit covers the general physiological principles such as homeostasis and how all systems in the body contribute to it. Topics include cells, transport processes, cardiovascular system, cardiac electrical activity, cardiac output, regulation of blood pressure, respiratory system, endocrine system, pulmonary ventilation and its function.

    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Understand the fundamental principles of human physiology.
    2. Distinguish between the types of control exerted by the endocrine and nervous systems.
    3. Know the basic electrical and molecular events associated with nerve cell communication and muscle contraction.
    4. Distinguish between the various branches of the peripheral nervous system and their respective functions.
    5. Know the basic functions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary and digestive systems.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.