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HUBS192 Human Body Systems 2

An introduction to the structure and function of the human cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal/urinary and reproductive systems including organ development.

How does your heart pump and your gut absorb nutrients and how do your kidneys control water balance when you are sleeping, running a marathon at the equator or climbing Mt Everest. This paper will introduce you to the structure (Anatomy) and function (Physiology) of your body systems and begin to explain why the body operates as such an efficient machine under a range of normal conditions.

HUBS 192 will build on the principle of homeostasis developed in HUBS 191 with consideration of the five main body systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal/urinary and reproductive systems.

Paper title Human Body Systems 2
Paper code HUBS192
Subject Human Body Systems
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,914.00

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Prerequisite
HUBS 191
Restriction
ANAT 101, ANAT 120, PHSE 192, PHSL 101
Schedule C
Science
Contact

Course Administrator: Mr Philip Kelly, Professional Practice Fellow

Teaching staff
Academic Course Convenor: Professor Greg Jones
Anatomy Modules Convenor: Professor Greg Jones
Physiology Modules Convenor: Associate Professor Rajesh Katare
Lecturers include: Professor Greg Jones, Associate Professor Rajesh Katare, Dr Jeff Erickson, Ms Rachel Lissaman, Dr Matt Bevin, Dr Daryl Schwenke, Dr Ruth Napper, Dr Rebecca Bird, and Dr Megan Wilson
Paper Structure

Human Body Systems II - HUBS 192

Course Structure

This paper specifically studies the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and reproductive systems. 

Self-directed learning is an important aspect of this paper, and students are expected to prepare for lectures by reading specified sections from the textbook.

Teaching Hours: There are a total of 54 hours of formal teaching split between lectures (36 hours) and laboratories (18 hours).

Lectures: There are three 50 minute lectures each week, and the paper runs for the entire semester. Integrated Context Lectures are held during the semester. Lectures are delivered by staff members from the departments of Anatomy and Physiology. Lectures are interlinked and videorecordings and livestreaming are available to students via Blackboard.

Laboratories: One 3-hour laboratory each fortnight (total of six lab sessions). All laboratories are compulsory and are terms requirements.

Progress Tests: There are two progress tests during the semester. Each consists of 25 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 30 minutes. 

Assessment (TBC):

  • Internal - 28%
  • Final Exam - 72%

The final examination is three hours in duration and consists of multiple-choice and short- and long-answer written questions. Students must get a minimum of 40% in the final exam in order to pass the paper.

HUBS 192 Curriculum - Lectures

Skin

  • Structure of the skin (Part 1)
  • Structure of the skin (Part 2)
  • Thermoregulation and sensory functions of the skin

Cardiovascular System

  • Anatomy of the Heart (Part 1)
  • Anatomy of the Heart (Part 2)
  • Circulatory system anatomy (Arteries and Veins)
  • Circulatory system anatomy (Capillaries and Lymphatics)
  • The Heart as a Pump
  • The Excitable Heart
  • Controlling the Heart and Blood Pressure
  • Controlling 'Regional' Blood Flows
  • Venous Blood Flow and the Heart

Respiratory System

  • Upper respiratory tract
  • Lower respiratory tract
  • Structures of Thorax and Ventilation
  • Work of Breathing/Lung Volumes
  • O2 and CO2 exchange
  • O2 and CO2 transport

Blood

  • Composition and general functions of blood; production of blood cells; anaemia

Gastrointestinal System

  • The basic structure of the GI system
  • The stomach and pancreas
  • The structure of the small intestine
  • The structure of the large intestine, and comments on the liver
  • Motility of the GI tract
  • Secretion
  • Chemical digestion
  • Absorption

Renal/Urinary System

  • Overview of the urinary system
  • The nephron
  • Ureters, Bladder, and Urethra
  • Urine composition, kidney functions, nephron processes
  • Glomerular function
  • Body water - distribution and regulation

Reproductive System and Developmental Biology

  • Male reproductive system I
  • Male reproductive system II and spermatogenesis
  • Female reproductive system I
  • Female reproductive system II and menstrual cycle
  • Coitus -neurological and vascular components; contraception

HUBS 192 Curriculum - Laboratories:

  • Skin
  • Cardiovascular System: Anatomy of the human heart and vasculature illustrated by dissection of a deer heart. Physiology of the human heart, including electrical activity during cardiac cycle and its relationship with mechanical activity.*
  • Respiratory: Anatomy of the upper and the lower respiratory tract. Lung function and volumes.*
  • Gastrointestinal: Anatomical components of the digestive system. Physiology of the gastrointestinal system: motility and secretions of the gastrointestinal tract, digestion and absorption of food.*
  • Renal/Urinary: Gross and microscopic anatomical components of the urinary system. Volumes of fluids handled by the kidneys, maintenance of plasma volume and osmolarity and changes in urine composition.*
  • Reproduction: Anatomical components of the male and female reproductive systems.*

*Please note, during these labs human cadaveric material will be on display and/or used as demonstration material.

Teaching Arrangements

You will attend three lectures each week. Lectures are also video streamed to allow a large number of students to take part in this paper, and we ensure that the lecturer will be in your lecture room regularly. Video-casts of these lectures are placed on Blackboard at 5pm the day of the lecture for student revision. Material to be covered in the lecture is available on the day prior to the lecture to encourage some pre-lecture familiarity and enhance learning in the lecture.

You will attend a six 3-hour laboratory sessions on alternate weeks. These sessions are very interactive, with students working in groups in which discussion and problem solving is encouraged.

Textbooks

Required: Martini, Ober, Nath, Bartholomew, Petti (2018). Visual Anatomy and Physiology and Martini’s Atlas of the Human Body. 3rd Edn, Pearson.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes
Learning Outcomes
  • To gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, including fundamental facts and concepts that will form a basis for study in a wide range of Health Science disciplines (e.g. Anatomy, Physiology, Professional Health Science qualifications)
  • To become an active learner by taking part in laboratory class discussions and GLMs
  • To develop a sense of the interconnectedness of knowledge about the body and the interdisciplinary nature of all biomedical knowledge
  • To develop an awareness of the scientific basis of knowledge and current research undertaken in the disciplines you study
  • To develop independence of learning that equips the student with life-long learning skills

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
A4 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 09:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P3 Monday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P4 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P5 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P6 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P7 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P8 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P9 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P10 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P11 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P12 Thursday 09:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P13 Thursday 09:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P14 Thursday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P15 Thursday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P16 Thursday 18:00-20:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41

Other Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
M1 Friday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
M2 Friday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
M3 Friday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
M4 Friday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to the structure and function of the human cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal/urinary and reproductive systems including organ development.

How does your heart pump and your gut absorb nutrients and how do your kidneys control water balance when you are sleeping, running a marathon at the equator or climbing Mt Everest. This paper will introduce you to the structure (Anatomy) and function (Physiology) of your body systems and begin to explain why the body operates as such an efficient machine under a range of normal conditions.

HUBS 192 will build on the principle of homeostasis developed in HUBS 191 with consideration of the five main body systems: skin, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal/urinary and reproductive systems.

Paper title Human Body Systems 2
Paper code HUBS192
Subject Human Body Systems
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
HUBS 191
Restriction
ANAT 101, ANAT 120, PHSE 192, PHSL 101
Schedule C
Science
Contact

Course Administrator: Mr Philip Kelly, Professional Practice Fellow

Teaching staff

Academic Course Convenor: Professor Greg Jones
Anatomy Modules Convenor: Professor Greg Jones
Physiology Modules Convenor: Associate Professor Rajesh Katare
Lecturers include: Professor Greg Jones, Associate Professor Rajesh Katare, Dr Tim Hore, Mr Philip Kelly, Dr Jeff Erickson, Dr Matt Bevin, Dr Ruth Napper, Dr Rebecca Bird, Dr Andrw Bahn, and Dr Jane Girling

Paper Structure

Human Body Systems II - HUBS 192

Course Structure

This paper specifically studies the skin, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and reproductive systems. 

Self-directed learning is an important aspect of this paper, and students are expected to prepare for lectures by reading specified sections from the textbook.

Teaching Hours: There are a total of 56 hours of formal teaching split between lectures (38 hours) and laboratories (18 hours).

Lectures: There are three 50 minute lectures each week, and the paper runs for the entire semester. Integrated Context Lectures are held during the semester. Lectures are delivered by staff members from the departments of Anatomy and Physiology. Lectures are interlinked and videorecordings and livestreaming are available to students via Blackboard.

Laboratories: One 3-hour laboratory each fortnight (total of six lab sessions). All laboratories are compulsory and are terms requirements.

Progress Tests: There are two progress tests during the semester. Each consists of 25 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 30 minutes. 

Assessment:

  • Internal - 30%
  • Final Exam - 70%

The final examination is three hours in duration and consists of multiple-choice and long-answer written questions. Students must get a minimum of 40% in the final exam in order to pass the paper.

HUBS 192 Curriculum - Lectures

Skin

  • Structure of the skin (Part 1)
  • Structure of the skin (Part 2)
  • Thermoregulation and sensory functions of the skin

Cardiovascular System

  • Anatomy of the Heart (Part 1)
  • Anatomy of the Heart (Part 2)
  • Circulatory system anatomy (Arteries and Veins)
  • Circulatory system anatomy (Capillaries and Lymphatics)
  • The Heart as a Pump
  • The Excitable Heart
  • Controlling the Heart and Blood Pressure
  • Controlling 'Regional' Blood Flows
  • Venous Blood Flow and the Heart

Respiratory System

  • Upper respiratory tract
  • Lower respiratory tract
  • Structures of Thorax and Ventilation
  • Work of Breathing/Lung Volumes
  • O2 and CO2 exchange
  • O2 and CO2 transport

Blood

  • Composition and general functions of blood; production of blood cells; anaemia

Gastrointestinal System

  • The basic structure of the GI system
  • The stomach and pancreas
  • The structure of the small intestine
  • The structure of the large intestine, and comments on the liver
  • Motility of the GI tract
  • Secretion
  • Chemical digestion
  • Absorption

Renal/Urinary System

  • Overview of the urinary system
  • The nephron
  • Ureters, Bladder, and Urethra
  • Urine composition, kidney functions, nephron processes
  • Glomerular function
  • Body water - distribution and regulation

Reproductive System and Developmental Biology

  • Male reproductive system I
  • Male reproductive system II and spermatogenesis
  • Female reproductive system I
  • Female reproductive system II and menstrual cycle
  • Coitus -neurological and vascular components; contraception

HUBS 192 Curriculum - Laboratories:

  • Skin
  • Cardiovascular System: Anatomy of the human heart and vasculature illustrated by dissection of a deer heart. Physiology of the human heart, including electrical activity during cardiac cycle and its relationship with mechanical activity.*
  • Respiratory: Anatomy of the upper and the lower respiratory tract. Lung function and volumes.*
  • Gastrointestinal: Anatomical components of the digestive system. Physiology of the gastrointestinal system: motility and secretions of the gastrointestinal tract, digestion and absorption of food.*
  • Renal/Urinary: Gross and microscopic anatomical components of the urinary system. Volumes of fluids handled by the kidneys, maintenance of plasma volume and osmolarity and changes in urine composition.*
  • Reproduction: Anatomical components of the male and female reproductive systems.*

*Please note, during these labs human cadaveric material will be on display and/or used as demonstration material.

Teaching Arrangements

You will attend three lectures each week. Lectures are also video streamed to allow a large number of students to take part in this paper, and we ensure that the lecturer will be in your lecture room regularly. Video-casts of these lectures are placed on Blackboard at 5pm the day of the lecture for student revision. Material to be covered in the lecture is available on the day prior to the lecture to encourage some pre-lecture familiarity and enhance learning in the lecture.

You will attend six 3-hour laboratory sessions on alternate weeks. These sessions are very interactive, with students working in groups in which discussion and problem solving is encouraged.

Textbooks

Required: Martini, Ober, Nath, Bartholomew, Petti (2018). Visual Anatomy and Physiology and Martini’s Atlas of the Human Body. 3rd Edn, Pearson.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes
Learning Outcomes
  • To gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, including fundamental facts and concepts that will form a basis for study in a wide range of Health Science disciplines (e.g. Anatomy, Physiology, Professional Health Science qualifications)
  • To become an active learner by taking part in laboratory class discussions and GLMs
  • To develop a sense of the interconnectedness of knowledge about the body and the interdisciplinary nature of all biomedical knowledge
  • To develop an awareness of the scientific basis of knowledge and current research undertaken in the disciplines you study
  • To develop independence of learning that equips the student with life-long learning skills

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
A4 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 09:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P2 Monday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P3 Monday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P4 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P5 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P6 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P7 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P8 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P9 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P10 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P11 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P12 Thursday 09:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P13 Thursday 09:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P14 Thursday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P15 Thursday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
P16 Thursday 18:00-20:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41