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HUBS191 Human Body Systems 1

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
Paper code HUBS191
Subject Human Body Systems
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Restriction
ANAT 120, PHSE 191
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
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.
Contact
Course Administrator: Mr Philip Kelly Professional Practice Fellow
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.
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.
Textbooks
To be confirmed.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork, self-motivation.
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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
Six laboratory classes will build on your theoretical knowledge and will give you skills in a range techniques:
  • 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
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.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
L1 Monday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 08:00-08:50 9-14, 17-22
L2 Monday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 08:00-08:50 9-14, 17-22
L3 Monday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 08:00-08:50 9-14, 17-22
L4 Monday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 17:00-17:50 9-14, 17-22
L5 Monday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 17:00-17:50 9-14, 17-22
L6 Monday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 17:00-17:50 9-14, 17-22
L7 Monday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 17:00-17:50 9-14, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 09:00-11:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P2 Monday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
P3 Monday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P4 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
Friday 09:00-11:50 18
P5 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P6 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
Friday 14:00-16:50 17
P7 Monday 18:00-20:50 17
Tuesday 18:00-20:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
P8 Tuesday 18:00-20:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P9 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
P10 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P11 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
P12 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P13 Wednesday 18:00-20:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
P14 Wednesday 18:00-20:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P15 Thursday 09:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
P16 Thursday 09:00-11:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P17 Thursday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
P18 Thursday 18:00-20:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
P19 Thursday 18:00-20:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22