University of Technology Sydney

91174 Human Health and Homeostasis

6cp; 18hpw (for four weeks); 9hpw (lectures), 6hpw (practicals), 3hpw (breakout sessions)


Central to the work of all health professionals is knowledge of the different parts of the body (anatomy) and an understanding of the processes essential to the health of a person (physiology). This knowledge and understanding underpins insight into the processes underlying human diseases (pathophysiology) and the use and actions of drugs (pharmacology). This subject provides essential anatomy and physiology for nursing students building on the anatomy and physiology learned already. Through the guiding principle of homeostasis, the contribution the specific organ systems (haematological, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive) make to maintain a state of wellness is learned. The subject provides points of reference with regard to the activity and structure of individual human organs judged as well and healthy (e.g. heart rate, lung volume and capacity, and organ architecture).

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