Anatomy and Physiology 1

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Anatomy and Physiology 1

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Anatomy, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students explore both the structure and function of the normal human body. Emphasis is on the development of both knowledge and understanding of a broad range of core concepts such as anatomical organisation along with chemical and physical processes and homeostatic maintenance. The course will emphasise the relevance of such knowledge to the maintenance of health of the human body. The ways the body changes across the lifespan will also be explored. Students will be assisted to develop competence in the application of this knowledge within the scope of nursing practice. This can be gained by taking an integrated and exploratory approach to the teaching of core concepts. This strategy seeks to facilitate the ability of students to transfer, assimilate and utilise knowledge gained in this course to other courses within their program. Students will be expected to utilise their reading to extend their depth of understanding, participate in laboratory activities and demonstrate ability to utilise resources in the exploration of course content.
    Course Introduction
    Professional practice in a range of health disciplines is underpinned and informed by knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology. The principle aim of this course is to enable students to develop a knowledge and understanding of normal human anatomy and physiology. This course interlinks with clinical and other supporting courses, providing essential theoretical underpinning for these courses.
    This course addresses the generic skills of the Griffith Graduate by enhancing the student's ability to work autonomously and in teams, communicate effectively, problem solve and make critical evaluations as well as develop professional responsibility.
    Teaching methods in this course will include a combination of face-to-face strategies: interactive lectures and laboratories, tutorials and peer-discussions. Students are also encouraged to utilise web materials including designated self-directed activities and worksheets. The teaching methods have been designed to facilitate the development of a strong knowledge base in anatomy and physiology. Students will gain skills in team work, communication and problem-solving in the laboratory and tutorial setting.
    Course Aims
    Professional practice in a range of health disciplines is underpinned and informed by knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology. The principle aim of this course is to develop a knowledge and understanding of normal anatomy and physiology of the human body.
    This course focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students explore both the structure and function of the normal human body. The course will emphasise the relevance of such knowledge to the maintenance of health of the human body. The ways the body changes across the lifespan will also be explored. The teaching and learning strategies employed seek to facilitate the ability of students to transfer, assimilate and utilise knowledge gained in this course to other courses within their program. It interlinks with the clinical courses and provides underpinning knowledge essential learning for nursing practice.
    Students will be expected to utilise their reading to extend their depth of understanding, participate in laboratory activities and demonstrate ability to utilise resources in the exploration of course content.
    This course addresses the generic skills of the Griffith Graduate by enhancing the student's ability to work autonomously and in teams, communicate effectively, problem solve and make critical evaluations as well as develop professional responsibility.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Have knowledge and understanding of the introductory principles and terminology involved in anatomy and physiology
    2 Have knowledge and understanding of the principles of homeostasis
    3 Have knowledge and understanding of chemical, cellular and tissue levels of organisation
    4 Have knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the Integumentary system
    5 Have knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the skeletal system and bones
    6 Have knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the nervous system, including action potential and neurotransmitters
    7 Have knowledge and understanding of Muscle and its clinical requirements
    8 Have knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the Cardiovascular system
    9 Have a knowledge and understanding of blood, including its components and functions
    10 Have knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the Lymphatic system and immunity
    11 Demonstrate effective use of anatomical terminology and demonstrate sound knowledge of anatomical structures relating to all core concepts.
    12 Demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the underlying physiological processes relating to all core concepts.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Test or quiz
    Online quizzes

    20%/120

    Test or quiz
    Intra Semester Exam

    30%/100

    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    End Of semester examination

    50%/100

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.