Human Biology 1A - Course of the Week

By: ACS Distance Education  28/07/2013
Keywords: human biology correspondence course, human biology course, human biology distance education course,

Human Biology 1A – Course of the Week There are six lessons in the course. Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading. There are 6 lessons as follows: 1. Cells and Tissues - Explains the human body at a microscopic level, including the structure and function of cells, tissues and membranes. Includes: the cell; human tissues; cell division; cell process; nutrient and waste exchange in cells. 2. The Skeleton - Examines features of the human skeletal system. Includes: bone anatomy; bone types; number of bones in adult human body; joints of bone; bone movements; the skeleton; fractures and fracture healing; osteoporosis. 3. The Muscular System - Describes the human muscular system, in terms of structure and basic function. Includes: tendons; movement; muscle fibre types; skeletal muscle types; summary. 4. The Nervous System – Looks at the human nervous system, in terms of structure and basic functions. Includes: nerve cells; sensory neurons, motor neurons; nerve terminology; the nervous system; central and peripheral nervous system; main parts of the nervous system; the spinal cord; cranial nerves; the autonomic nervous system; reflex actions. 5. Digestion & Excretion - Explains different physiological systems of digestion and excretion in the body. Includes: alimentary canal; mouth; oesophagus; stomach; small intestine; large intestine; accessory digestive organs; tongue, teeth, salivary glands; liver; pancreas, nutrient digestion disorders; selected digestive system disorders; vomiting; peptic ulcer, jaundice; haemorrhoids; cirrhosis; excretion; urinary system. 6. Physiological Systems – Focuses on the different physiological systems of the body. Includes: endocrine system. You can find more information on the course at

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