Unit Code: PBH505
Unit Name: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Description: This course will enable the student to understand the structures that make up the human body systems and the basic principles of how they functions on both the micro and macro level. The course will include the study of the structure and function of the human biology including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. A sound knowledge in anatomy and physiology helps the students or health workers in decision making when working in the hospital, or in the field. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintain homeostasis. We will be using a wide variety of print and web-based resources along with some hands-on learning activities and labs utilizing models and specimens to investigate the structures and functions of the human body systems. EVH and PH students who will be taking this course will actually benefit, as this course will lead to EVH507 titled Prevention and Control of Diseases.
Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Describe the internal environment, homeostasis, positive and negative feedback mechanisms and survival needs of the human body. 2. Identify and describe locations of major organs using the anatomical terminology of each system covered from the outer covering of the body as well as type of muscles and their groupings. 3. Explain contribution of organs and system to the maintenance of homeostasis 4. Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances 5. Explain interrelationship amongst molecular, cellular, tissue and organ function in each systems 6. Describe the development from the prenatal period followed by review of changes occurring during infancy and adulthood, and, finally, by some of the more important changes that occur in individuals organ systems of the body as a result of aging.
Prerequisite Sentence: N/A
Credit Point: 15
Offered In: Semester 1