Human Organ Systems 1
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
BMED11-109 Principles of Human Structure and Function
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionThis subject provides a detailed understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems of the body, with emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Anatomy of the heart and great vessels, lungs, thorax, kidneys and urinary tract is detailed and integrated with the function of these organ systems. Topics include the cardiac cycle, physiology of the circulation, mechanics of breathing, gas exchange and transport, and renal physiology. The regulation of the systems and how they interact to maintain fluid, acid-base and circulatory homeostasis is examined.Learning Objectives1. identify and distinguish the major structures of the organs that comprise the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems, and their related musculoskeletal tissues;2. describe the general physiological mechanisms and processes underlying the function of these organ system in healthy humans;3. relate the microscopic and gross structural features of these organs to their function;4. compare the role played by the autonomic nervous system and endocrine system in regulating functions of the heart, circulation, pulmonary and renal organs;5. discuss the mechanisms by which these systems are integrated to regulate acid-base and fluid balance;6. use standard equipment to record and interpret basic measures of cardiovascular and respiratory function including ECG, blood pressure and spirometry;7. present scientific information using the correct style and format.
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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.