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GEDU404 – Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body

Module code
Module title
Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body
The aim of this module is to provide students with foundational knowledge of the basic structure and function of major body systems.
  • EF1804
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Identify and locate major body organs and body systems.
Describe the basic structure and normal function of the major body systems.
Identify health assessments, routine tests/examinations and normal parameters relevant to each body system.
Define common terminology related to body systems.
-Major Body Organs and Systems (structure and function); Integumentary, Musculo-skeletal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Reproductive, Digestive (including nutrition), Urinary, Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic,
-Health Assessments; vital signs, blood tests, urine test, and their normal parameters
-Scientific terminology; use of appropriate clinically relevant terms for normal body structure and function
-Quantitative measurements; metric system and units; percentage calculations, concentration measurements; rates: e.g. heartrate, respiration rate
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Students will gain knowledge, skills, capabilities and attitudes by participating in classroom and practical sessions that may include face to face tutor led targeted teaching sessions; tutor demonstrations; collaborative group activities and discussions; student seminars and/or presentations; simulated activities and role plays; guest speakers; and practical workshops. All teaching and learning will be web-supported.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio 100
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, students must attempt each component and achieve an overall pass grade of 50.
Learning and Teaching Resource
A full set of resources will be issued for this module, including course work and assessment materials, a list of recommended/required texts/library books, and web-based resources. Students will also be encouraged to use the library and other resources that can be accessed at Wintec.

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