Course Title: Human Structure and Function

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Structure and Function

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL2201

City Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015

BIOL2201

City Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Internet

Sem 1 2017

BIOL2207

City Campus

Research

160H Medical Sciences

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2006

BIOL2207

City Campus

Research

160H Medical Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Internet

Sem 1 2008

BIOL2207

City Campus

Research

160H Medical Sciences

Internet

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Dr Bryce Feltis

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7317

Course Coordinator Email: bryce.feltis@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 223.2.53


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Description

BIOL2201 (and BIOL2207) Human Structure and Function is designed as an introductory course in human anatomy and physiology, and includes structured theoretical and practical components designed to provide students with a well-balanced overview and introduction to the human body. This course has been designed specifically for students as a fully-online introductory course, and students who do this course do not need any prior learning in anatomy and physiology.   The theory developed will be supplemented by self-directed and practical material as well as access to a number of online resources. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes:

This course contributes to the Program Learning Outcomes in the following ways:

Master of Medical Physics (MC215)

  • Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice in fields related to Medical and Health Physics (PLO 8).
  • Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability (PLO 9).

Master of Applied Science (Health & Medical Physics) (MR233)

  • Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and be able to reflect critically on theory and its application (PLO 3).
  • Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills (PLO 8).
     


Course Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1.  Relate theory to practical and ’real life’  situations. 
  2. Think holistically and understand how the whole body functions in relation to the parts. 
  3. Critically evaluate scientific information from your knowledge base and apply this to previously unknown situations and problems. 
  4. Describe and discuss major anatomical structures and functions associated with the major organ systems of the body.
  5. Understand and use biomedical terminology.  
  6. Understand the way in which changes both within a person and around them affect the functions of the various organ systems.  
  7. Understand and grasp a range of important principles in relation to the functioning of a healthy individual, and the importance of these principles in relation to abnormalities of function; such as those occurring with diseas

 


Overview of Learning Activities

All learning activities will be fully online and include:

Lecture Notes: These will provide students with the key information for each section of the work

Activities: These are designed to enable students to learn and understand some of the basic aspects of anatomy

 


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources necessary for this course will all be provided online including lecture notes and practical material, along with a variety of revision material including quizzes.  Other materials available include external links to other web-based material relevant to the course.


Overview of Assessment

Your ability to clearly explain facts and key ideas and your ability to apply knowledge in a practical manner, and in your own professional practice will be assessed.  There will also be assessment of both theoretical and practical knowledge using online quizzes.