OPTM13 Bioscience 2
Directed Learning hours: 50
Self Directed Learning hours: 50
Total Learning Hours: 100
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of intermediate anatomy and physiology relevant to massage practice.
At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the relationship between structure and function of the components of a generalised human cell.
- Describe normal structure and function of the digestive system.
- Describe the structure and function of the endocrine system including the roles and responses of the endocrine glands and hormones, and general adaptation syndrome.
- Describe the composition of blood, blood and blood groups, and haemostasis
- Describe the general role of human body defence mechanisms and immunity
- Describe the relationship between structure and function of the respiratory tract.
- Describe the structure and function of the human nervous system
- Describe normal structure and function of the urinary system.
- Describe the formation, composition, storage, and excretion of urine.
- Cells and tissues
- The nervous system
- The endocrine system
- The digestive system
- Blood and it’s components
- The immune system
- The respiratory system
- The urinary system
The following strategies may be used:
- Theoretical examination
- Reflective blogging
- Online quizzes/exercises
- Group projects
- Case studies
Students will be expected to engage with online discussions and activities and in some instances, participation may be required.
Students must achieve competency in all assessment tasks for completion of this course. Students attendance and participation must also comply with the attendance requirements of the course.
Student Reading List
Required Reading Resources:
- Marieb, E., & Hoehn, K. (2007). Human anatomy & physiology (7th ed.). San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings.
Recommended Reading Resources:
The course coordinator may recommend additional reading resources.