An introduction to the structure and function of the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and immune systems in the human body.
We all take for granted that our body functions within a normal range whether we are sitting at a desk or climbing through the bush on a hot day. Our body achieves this using the principles of homeostasis. In HUBS 191 understanding these principles provides the foundation for the paper. You will investigate homeostasis from the perspective of movement (Human Movement and Sensation), hormones (Endocrine system) and response to injury (Immune System) using conceptual learning about the structure (Anatomy) and function (Physiology) of these systems. The paper integrates this material to help you understand how and why your body operates as such an efficient machine over such a wide range of conditions.
|Paper title||Human Body Systems 1|
|Subject||Human Body Systems|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,018.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,500.00|
- ANAT 120, PHSE 191
- Schedule C
- Essential for Health Sciences First Year; BSc majors in Anatomy, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Nutrition and Microbiology; and BBiomedSc majors in Functional Human Biology, Infection and Immunity, Reproduction, Genetics and Development, Molecular Basis of Health and Disease, Drugs and Human Health and Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health.
- Course Administrator: Mr Philip Kelly Professional Practice Fellow
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Physiology's website
- Teaching staff
- A variety of experienced lecturers from the Departments of Physiology, Anatomy and
Microbiology contribute to this paper.
Teaching Fellows from the Departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology also teach the laboratory classes, assisted by a large team of demonstrators.
Note: Teaching staff will be updated for 2017. Follow the 'more information' link above for details.
- Paper Structure
- The paper includes 50 lectures lasting 50 minutes each, including some lectures that
are committed to revision and integration of material previously presented.
Laboratory classes run on a 2-week cycle, with each student attending one 3-hour session. These classes reinforce lecture material, integrate physiological and anatomical concepts and provide the students with a range of skills, such as recording physiological data and dissection skills. Laboratory classes include an exit test, designed to ensure students have gained the knowledge expected of them during the session.
Three guided learning modules (GLMs) are used to reinforce and extend the knowledge gained in lectures, with the students working in their own time.
The lecture blocks will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the following systems in a way that the material can be integrated to understand the role of each in the overall function of the system:
- Musculoskeletal Tissues and Movement
- Integrating and Coordinating Roles of the Nervous System
- Endocrine System
- Immune System
- Introductory Lab; includes Musculoskeletal Tissues and Movement 1
- Musculoskeletal Tissues and Movement 2; includes skeletal anatomy and joints
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System; integrates anatomical and physiological processes of the nervous system
- Sensory and Motor Physiology; includes peripheral nerve stimulation and sensory coding
- Principles of Homeostasis and physiological control systems; includes blood glucose and neural control of core body temperature
- Immunology; includes innate and adaptive immune responses
- Teaching Arrangements
- You will attend 4 lectures each week. Lectures are also video streamed and recorded. You will participate in a 3-hour laboratory session on alternate weeks.
- To be confirmed.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Information literacy,
Research, Teamwork, self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- HUBS 191 gives you the essential building blocks of knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. This knowledge will underpin your further study in a wide range of Health Science disciplines. These include science majors and minors, as well as providing access to a range of Professional Health Science qualifications and Physical Education.