HSMW524 – Human Anatomy and Physiology B

Module code
Module title
Human Anatomy and Physiology B
To develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of organ systems of the healthy human body and introduce concepts of microbiology and pharmacology.
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
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 a midwifery 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.
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.
• Scientific terms in context
• Anatomy and physiology of following organ systems: endocrine, reproductive, immune, lymphatic, nervous system including sense organs
• Genetics
• 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)
• Pharmacology
• Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics
• Adverse effects
• Methods of medicine administration
• Medicine classification
• Biological measurements
• Tables, graphs, use of units
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.