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Human Biology - Physiology (II)

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BSC111

Human Biology - Physiology (II) Outline

An advanced course on human physiology that will develop further your understanding of the principles of physiology, examining functions of the cells, tissues and systems of the human body. The course details how our bodies maintain internal equilibrium and health while exposed to the most variable range of conditions, such as physical, psychological and environmental factors. A course designed for health therapists and all those working in health care that want or need to develop a deeper understanding of the human body processes and health maintenance.

Suggested Prior Learning: Human Anatomy & Physiology  BSC101 or equivalent.


Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Cell Physiology
  2. Histophysiology
  3. Systems Physiology
  4. Neurophysiology
  5. Endocrinology
  6. Cardiovascular Physiology
  7. Immunology
  8. Respiratory Physiology
  9. Renal Physiology

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Review basic functions occurring in the cells of the human body
  • Review basic functioning of the tissues within the body such as bone and muscle.
  • Describe the significant systems and the functions of those systems of the body.
  • Describe the functional characteristics of the nerve cells and nervous system.
  • Describe the functioning of hormones and how they control body functions.
  • Describe the functioning of the heart, blood, and blood vessels in the cardiovascular system.
  • Describe the significant functions of the body's defence system and the cells of the immune system.
  • Describe the significant functions of the respiratory system and the air passages and lungs.
  • Describe the function of the kidneys and the renal system in the human body.

Activities

  • Cell Physiology
    • Study of the functions of cells
  • Chemical reactions
    • Homeostasis, feedback systems, homeostatic imbalances
    • Cellular Metabolism
    • Membrane Transport
    • Histophysiology - Study of the functions of tissues
  • Muscle filaments and fibres
    • Bone Ossification and Growth
    • Varieties of Dense Connective Tissue
    • Functions of Epithilial Tissue
    • Systems Physiology - Study of the significant systems and functions of organs
  • Autonomic Nervous System
    • Dual Innervation and neurotransmitters
    • Actions of the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System
    • Peripheral Nervous System
    • General senses and their integrative function
    • Study of the sensory modalities - smell, taste, vision, hearing and equilibrium
    • Neurophysiology - Study of the functional characteristics of nerve cells
  • Structure of the Nervous System

Human Biology - Physiology (II)

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BSC111