Human Body and Introduction to Pharmacology
To develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of organ systems of the healthy human body and introduce concepts of microbiology and pharmacology.
- Learning Outcomes
- 1. Describe and explain the anatomy and physiology of the following organ systems: endocrine, reproductive, immune, lymphatic, nervous system including sense organs.
2. Describe the principles involved in genetics, metabolism and acid-base balance.
3. Describe and classify microorganisms, the process of transmission and describe infection control from nursing perspective and other healthcare professional perspectives.
4. Describe and explain basic pharmacological concepts.
5. Correctly use technical equipment and demonstrate accuracy in measurement and recording.
- ? Scientific terms in context
? Anatomy and physiology of following organ systems: endocrine, reproductive, immune, lymphatic, nervous system including sense organs
? Acid-base balance
? Introduction to groups and characteristics of microorganisms
? Classification of microorganisms
? Process of transmission
? Control of microorganisms, aseptic technique
? Infective cycle (chain of infection)
? Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics
? Adverse effects
? Methods of drug administration
? Drug classification
? Biological measurements
? Tables, graphs, use of units
- Assessment Criteria
- The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.