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					                                 Health Science Foundations (51450)

                      Develop and apply knowledge of Human Biology

Teachers:                       Trish Jelbart  Group 1
                                Cathy Bushell Group 2
Telephone:                      9919-2739
Email                           trishjel@optusnet.com.au
                                Cathy.Bushell@vu.edu.au

Classroom:              Group 1 10.123A
                        Group 2 10.123B
Laboratory:             Building 6 Room 6.137 and 6.138
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Times                   Wednesday 9.00am – 1.00pm
Class Dates:            66 July – 26 November, 2008
Mid Semester break:     Monday 22 September to Friday 3 October
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ATTENDANCE:
There is a minimum attendance requirement of 80 % (14 classes)
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ASSESSMENT:
You are required to complete each of the following assessment tasks at a satisfactory standard and to
achieve each of the elements.

        Satisfactory completion of all weekly exercises and class room participation   5%
        Satisfactory completion of three practical reports                             10%
        Oral presentation (5 – 10 minutes)                                             10%
        5, 30 minute Topic Tests                                                       15%
        End of semester test                                                           60%

Descriptor:
This unit provides the knowledge and skills anatomy and physiology required for a study of human biology
units in higher levels of education and training nursing courses.

Elements

    1.      Describe the organisation of the human body.

    2.      Identify the senses and the major systems in the human body.

    3.      Apply knowledge of human biology in common situations.




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      WEEK                                TOPICS                                     ACTIVITIES
         1                What is Biology?                         Model torso – identifying organs, systems
                                                                    and cavities
                          Characteristics of life
                          Major body cavities and organs
      16 July
                          Levels of organisation
                          Overview of body systems
                          Introduction to biomedical terminology
                           Directional terms


         2                Inputs and outputs                       Video

                          Respiratory System                       Respiratory System
      23 July              Structure and Function                   Practical
                                                                    Using a microscope.
                                                                    Observation of plant and animal cells
                                                                    Measuring Lung Volume
         3                Writing Lab Reports                      Topic Test (Body cavities & Terminology)

                          Cardiovascular system 1
      30 July
                           Structure and function of the heart


         4                Cardiovascular system 2                   Practical
                                                                      Heart dissection
     6 August
                           Structure and function of blood and        Listening to heart sounds/blood
                           blood vessels                               pressure
                                                                    Lab Report 1 due


         5                Cell Structure and Function 1                Video :The Living Cell
    13 August



         6                Cell structure and function 2            Topic Test (Respiratory and
                                                                    Cardiovascular systems)
                          Major tissue types                       Practical
    20 August
                                                                     Comparison of human tissues


         7            Revision


    27 August

         8                Fluid compartments of the body            Practical
                                                                     Diffusion through a membrane
                          Osmosis and diffusion.
   3 September


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       WEEK                                  TOPICS                                 ACTIVITIES
                                                                     Practical
         9                   Major Nutrient Groups
                                                                     Testing food groups
                             Digestive System
  10 September                Structure and Function


         10                  Absorption of Nutrients                Topic Test (Cells and Transport
                                                                     Processes)
                             Digestive Enzymes
  17 September                                                       Video
                                                                     Digestive System
                                                                     Lab Report 2 due




                                                        TERM BREAK

         11                  Homeostasis                            Practical
                              nervous system
    8 October                 endocrine system                       Enzyme action and salivary amylase
                              thermoregulation
                                                                     Video - Homeostasis
         12                  Exam strategies                        Topic Test (Digestive System)

                             Revision                               Practical – Thermoregulation
    15 October
                                                                     Practice test
                                                                     to be completed at home
         13                  Review of practice test
                             Cellular Processes
    22 October
         14            Cellular Division                            Lab Report 3 due


    29 October
         15            Reproductive System                          Topic Test (Homeostasis and cellular
                                                                     processes)
   5 November

         16             Revision class
  12 November
         17
  19 November                                             End of semester test
         18
  26 November                 Course evaluation




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