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.
- 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.