Course Title: Principles of Human Biology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Principles of Human Biology

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL2273

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

BIOL2273

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

BIOL2374

City Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

BIOL2374

City Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Jeremy Keens

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7308

Course Coordinator Email: jeremy.keens@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.02.037


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course aims to introduce you to some of the underlying principles required for subsequent study in anatomy and physiology courses. Concepts will be introduced and used to develop a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology to be taken to further depth later.

Areas covered include:

o   Tissues

o   Flow and communication

o   Immunity

o   Digestive system

o   Musculoskeletal system

o   Genetics and Growth and development


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcome/s:

BP231 Bachelor of Biomedical Science

  • Exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge by demonstrating knowledge across disciplines contributing to biomedical science (PLO 2)

BP278 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine), BP279 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy), and, BP280 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic)

  • Gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnoses, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment (PLO 2)

BH069 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)

  • Knowledge and skill base (PLO 1)


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

  1. Describe the principles of the anatomy and physiology of major body systems
  2. Explain the principle of homeostatic control
  3. Understand and demonstrate basic cellular communication
  4. Describe and explain the cellular processes of life
  5. Correctly apply the terminology of anatomy and physiology
  6. Identify basic anatomical and physiological structures and processes.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be delivered through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • laboratory sessions in anatomy and physiology
  • online material
  • tutorials.

The learning resources listed below are designed to support your learning. However, you need to actively participate in the learning activities to maximise your learning. These include:

Practical classes – in both anatomy and physiology, to integrate hands-on, practical learning

Discussion Board – provided for you to discuss issues, concerns and to share your learning experiences as you progress through the course. This facility can be used for student-to-student interactions at any time, and will be used by staff to offer answers to general questions.

Tutorials – which allow for discussion of areas that are more complex, and for directing the course to meet the needs of specific programs.

There are 36 hours of lecture, 10 hours of tutorial and 8-10 hours of practical in this course


Overview of Learning Resources

Lecture and on-line material

The lectures and reading material are intended to support and accompany recommended texts. They do not substitute for wider reading but provide an opportunity to focus on specific details, complex areas and life examples.

The course site through myRMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.




 


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1: Online quizzes x 3

Weighting 15% (5% each)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 2: Practical Reports x 5

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Poster assignment

Weighting 20%

Assessment Task 4: End of semester exam

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6