BIOMD101-22A (TGA)

Introduction to Human Biology

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health

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Paper Description

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This paper develops students' foundation knowledge in te koiora tangata (human biology), with an emphasis on tissues, organs and body systems. It covers the anatomy of te tinana (the human body) including respiratory, cardiovascular, reproductive, urinary,digestive, endocrine, muscular, skeletal, immune and nervous systems. The paper will explore how the structure and function of the systems relate to health and disease enabling students to relate their understanding of human biology to Hauora, sport science, biomedical science and population health.
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Paper Structure

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The approach to teaching and learning for this course is predominantly theoretical with additional components added as required. This course is delivered using a blended teaching method. There will be independent study and project work, and course readings that will be completed in a self-directed manner including tutorial activities.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Learning Outcomes
    • Define and describe anatomical terminology and structural/functional organisation of the human body
    • Identify and define the anatomy and physiology of a healthy human body from cellular, tissue, organ and systems perspectives
    • Describe basic principles of biochemistry, physics (e.g laws of respiration) and nutrition as they relate to the functioning of the human body
    • Enact and engage with appropriate laboratory techniques to evaluate tissues and organ systems
    • Demonstrate effective communication including oral and written communication skills
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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There are four assessment components that make up the complete assessment portfolio for BIOMD101, designed to act as evidence of your learning in this paper. You are advised to note these carefully and enter these into your diary immediately so you can plan well ahead for their timely completion and submission.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 30% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 30% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Online Quizz
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Workshop Activities
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Exam One
14 Apr 2022
12:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Exam Two
16 Jun 2022
12:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Any introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology text book will support your learning.
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Recommended Readings

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Marieb, E. N. and Keller, S. M. (2006). Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.

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Other Resources

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Crash Course Science - YouTube Channel

Khan Academy - You Tube Channel

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Online Support

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Moodle is the online platform used to engage with all content and communication. Each week you will have access to lecture material and tutorial tasks. If you are not able to make any face to face sessions, Moodle is your first port of call to ensure you are up to date with topics and work covered.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices. It is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole

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Workload

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Contact hours: Four hours per week (1x1 tutor directed topic preparation, 1x1 hour lecture, 1x2­ hour tutorial/workshop session) plus four hours per week for laboratory and tutorial preparation, assessment and independent study, plus exam preparation
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