•      About OUHK     

  •      Admissions     

  •      Academics     

  •     Administration    

  •      Library     

  •     Research    

  • Registration

     Distance Learning Homepage  Credit exemptions  Finances  Registration
    BIOL S312
    Human Physiology
    BIOL S312
    Human Physiology
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Higher
    Length in Terms
    1 term
    Credits
    5
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    6,775
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Quota and Schedule
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Higher 1 term 5
    English
    6,775
    Aut 2020

    Course Coordinator: Emily Wong, BCM (HKU), PhD (HKU)

    Course Developer: Dr Tsang Siu Wai, consultant

    When exploring the science of human life, BIOL S312 provides you with an understanding of the essential concepts of physiology and the regulatory mechanisms of the human body, from the basic vital units to the physical, mechanical and biochemical functions of various systems. Indeed, the dominant theme of human physiology is the integration of different organ systems by which our bodies maintain an internal equilibrium and a balanced state of health, known as homeostasis. Course content includes neural and hormonal homeostatic control mechanisms, and the study of the musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, nervous, endocrine, respiratory and integumentary systems. In addition to tutorials and surgeries, the course also includes practical laboratory sessions that allow you and your classmates to perform hands-on experiments in teams.

    Advisory prerequisite(s)
    You are advised to have completed fundamental Biology courses such as BIOL S205 and SCI S122 before studying this course.

    Aims
    The overall aims of this course are to introduce you to the nature of biological control systems of the human body, elucidate how specific organ systems work independently and interdependently in the human body, and develop your understanding of human physiology, health-related issues and appropriate interventions for diseases.

    Contents
    Topics to be covered in the course:

    • Cells, homeostasis and the musculoskeletal system
    • The digestive and urinary systems
    • The cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems
    • The nervous and endocrine systems
    • The respiratory and integumentary systems

    Learning support
    There are regular tutorials, surgeries and practical laboratory sessions with your tutors throughout the course.

    Assessment
    Two assignments are designed to assess your progress in the course. All assignments count towards the overall continuous assignment score. There will be a three-hour final course examination at the end of the course. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Online support
    This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. To Access the OLE, you will need to have access to the Internet. However, the use of the OLE is NOT compulsory for the study of this course.

    Equipment
    Students will need access to a personal computer or other electronic devices with an Internet connection.

    Set book(s)
    Widmaier, E, Raff, H and Strang, K (2013) Vander’s Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function, 13th edn, McGraw-Hill.

    Students with disabilities or special educational needs
    Students with impaired vision may have particular difficulties but other students with disabilities or special educational needs should be able to cope with the essential parts of the course. You are encouraged to seek advice from the Course Coordinator before enrolling in the course.

    Accessibility | Privacy policies | Terms and policies | Webmaster
    © 2019 by The Open University of Hong Kong. All Rights Reserved.
    Site Map Site map
    About OUHK
    President's Message
    Vision & Mission
    History
    Strategic Plan
    Governance & Organization
    Principal Officers
    Honorary Graduates & University Fellows
    Facts & Figures
    Publications
    Academics
    School of Arts and Social Sciences
    Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration
    School of Education and Languages
    School of Nursing and Health Studies
    School of Science and Technology
    Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE)
    Administration
    Educational Technology and Development Unit
    Facilities Management Unit
    Finance Unit
    Human Resources Unit
    Information Technology Unit
    Library
    Mainland and International Affairs Office
    OUHK Shenzhen Office
    Public Affairs Unit
    Quality Assurance Office
    Registry
    Research Office
    Student Affairs Office
    Admissions
    Research Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Undergraduate Programmes
    Undergraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Sub-degree Programmes
    Sub-degree Programmes (Part-time)
    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes
    Programmes from LiPACE
    Annual Review 2017-2018
    Choose your study programme
    Events Calendar
    Giving to OUHK
    Information for
    Prospective Students
    Current Students
    Alumni
    Tutors
    Staff
    Media
    Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programme
    Library
    Media coverage
    Motto: Disce, Progredere, Crea
    Open Learning Resources
    iTunes U
    Knowledge for All
    OpenLink
    OUHK Great Speakers Series
    Policies
    Accessibility
    Privacy policies
    Terms and policies
    Research
    Research Office (RO)
    IRITS  IROPINE  IIBG   PSPRC  RIBILT  RIDCH
    RGC Funded Projects
    Institutional Repository
    Other Funded Research Projects
    Staff Publications
    Research Degree Programmes
    External Research Funding
    Internal Research Funding
    External Funding for Development Project
    Site Search
    Social Media
    Facebook
    YouTube Channel
    Instagram
    Student Life & Support
    Students' Achievements
    Switch on to e-materials
    Useful Information
    Adverse weather arrangements
    Campus location
    Job Openings
    Contact us
    Telephone: (852-2711-2100)
    Facsimile: (852-2715-0760)
    Email: info@ouhk.edu.hk
    View the videos of Full-time Face-to-face Undergraduate Programme selected seminars
    Web for All
    Webmaster
    Back To Top