University of Technology Sydney

91562 Health and Homeostasis 1

6cp; 3.5hpw: 2 hour lab session, 1.5 hour tutorial session; this subject is delivered during the first 8 weeks of the Autumn session
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 91528 Health and Homeostasis


This subject, along with 91561 Health and Homeostasis 2, provides the underpinning anatomy and physiology for the subsequent pathophysiology and pharmacology subjects in the Bachelor of Nursing (C10122). The subject provides the foundation knowledge in chemistry and biology forming the basis for the study of human anatomy and physiology. Also, through the guiding principle of homeostasis, this subject describes the contribution of the different organ systems to maintain a state of wellness.

In this subject, students are introduced to organ systems of the body including skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal systems, as well as and introduction to microbiology and pharmacology. The subject provides points of reference with regard to the structure and function of individual human organs judged to be in a state of good health (e.g. heart rate, lung volume and capacity, and organ architecture). The lessons begin with the histology of the tissues and gradually progress to organs within the system.

The activities in this subject introduce medical terms and present clinical case scenarios. The latter is utilised as a tool to understand the relevance as well as the application, in a clinical and professional setting, of the knowledge acquired in the teaching sessions.

As part of the preparation for Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1 and 2 (91528 and 91530), a brief overview about pharmacology and pharmacokinetics is included in the current curriculum.

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