University of Technology Sydney

91528 Health and Homeostasis

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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 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program at UTS. Through the guiding principle of homeostasis, the contribution the different organ systems 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 to be well and healthy (e.g. heart rate, lung volume and capacity, and organ architecture). In addition lectures and practicals on basic microbiology, genetics and pharmacology are included.

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