This unit will present the gross anatomy, functional histology, physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems. Specific diseases of these systems that are commonly encountered in health care practice will be described. The unit will also cover the characteristics of the body's fluids and the concept of acid-base balance within the body. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied. Attendance at practical classes iscompulsory. Students who achieve a pass will have a basic working knowledge of professionally relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology. Students who achieve higher grades will be better able to integrate various aspects of the unit, and to apply their knowledge to solve problems or explain higher level phenomena. Practical class attendance for this unit is compulsory.
3hr lectures, 2hr practical/week
Mid semester exam (40%), end semester exam (60%)
FH Martini, JL Nath, EF Bartholomew: (2014) Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 10th edition.
BMED2403 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2006