BIOL125 - Human Biology 1

10 cp
Prerequisites: Nil
Incompatible: BIOL121 Human Biological Science 1, BIOL122 Human Biological Science 2, BIOL124 Human Body in Health and Disease 1, BIOL204 Human Body in Health and Disease 2

To work in the health professions, it is essential that you understand how the human body functions. Knowledge of appropriate medical terminology is also necessary for health professionals to communicate with each other and with the communities in which they work. In addition, you may be enrolled into professional degree programs that require development of particular knowledge and attributes for accreditation purposes.

In this foundation science unit, you will learn about basic chemistry as well as the structure and function of the human body, including the different types of cells and tissues, and the ways that they combine to form organs, and how this integration allows the body to carry out its functions. In this unit, you will apply this knowledge to understand the structure and function of the musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems; including how the morphology and/or function of these systems change across the lifespan. Successful acquisition of knowledge in this unit is required in order for you to proceed to discipline-specific units in your courses.