SCI305: Human Biology I
|Unit type||Elective unit|
|Indicative contact hours||3 hours per week|
|Offered in||Semester 1|
|Tuition fee||Visit www.campion.edu.au/tuition|
This unit of study introduces the principles governing biological systems, and how they operate at different levels of organisation. The unit will provide a broad coverage of human biology, with an emphasis on the inter-relatedness of the different body systems, and how they function normally and in various disease states.
The content includes:
- an overview of the characteristics of living organisms and the organisation of the human body at various levels: molecules, cells, tissues and systems
- a specific study of eleven organ systems
- a review of human genetics.
The unit will serve to provide students with sufficient knowledge of human biology better to understand and critically to appraise current developments in the biological sciences related to human life, health and well-being.
On completion of the unit, students will be able to:
a) Demonstrate understanding of the structure, function, and interrelatedness of the various human organ systems;
b) develop a basic understanding of the biological basis of some common human diseases
c) identify, discuss and offer a preliminary evaluation of the social and ethical issues which emerge from the knowledge of human biological systems and the application of scientific technologies to the human being;
d) encourage research, critical reading, reflection and analysis of presented material and readings;
e) demonstrate the ability to think logically, critically analyse situations and design responsible solutions to problems;
f) summarise information and communicate in a logical and coherent manner; and
g) competently present clear written expression, logical essay structure and appropriate use of referencing and bibliography to comply with the conventions of academic writing.
Interested in other Science units?
SCI303: The History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
SCI304: The Darwinian Revolution
SCI305: Human Biology I
SCI306: Human Biology II
SCI307: History of the Mathematical Sciences – From Antiquity to the Present
SCI308: Introduction to Formal Logic
Interested in other disciplines?
Click the links below to find out more or click here to return to the main Science page.