This unit is designed to introduce you to knowledge relevant to the structure and function of the human body at the chemical and cellular level. 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 body of knowledge particularly relevant to studies in biochemistry, human nutrition and anatomy and physiology.
|Unit name||Foundations of the Human Body|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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On completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- 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.
On campus: 2 x 1 hour lectures (12 weeks), 2 hour practical/tutorial session weekly (11 weeks).
Laboratory reports (1000 words) (20%)
Mid-Semester test (20%)
Final 3-hour exam (50%)
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Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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