This unit is designed to introduce you to foundation knowledge relevant to the structure and function of the human body. Concepts in biological chemistry, cell metabolism, microscopy, cell biology and molecular and descriptive genetics will be covered in the unit, with a particular focus on humans. This will provide you with a foundation body of knowledge particularly relevant to studies in biochemistry, human nutrition and anatomy and physiology.
|Unit name||Foundations of the Human Body|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Ms Tracy Douglas|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of concepts and principles related to the human body at a chemical and cellular level.
- Problem solve (interpret and analyse) different forms of data and information.
- Communicate biological information in writing.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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There will equivalent of two (2) 50-minute lectures per week provided online.There will be one (1) 2-hour practical/tutorial per week for 8 weeks of the unit.
|Assessment||Quizzes (10%)|Report (25%)|Test (25%)|Examination (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
You will need the following text [available from the Co-op Bookshop]:
Packaged with Martini, FH, Ober, WC, Nath, JL, Bartholomew, EF and Petti, K 2015. Martini’s Atlas of the Human Body, Pearson, NY.
There is an extensive range of cell biology/anatomy and physiology texts in the reserve and non-reserve sections of the University library at Launceston (including the recommended texts) that should be accessed regularly to supplement lecture material
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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