HS101 -- Physical Determinants of Health
For students with little or no background in human biology, this course is a basic introduction to biological concepts related to human health and disease. Topics include a review of anatomy, physiology and the pathology of selected organ systems and their associated diseases.
LECTURES FOR FALL 2013
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-3:50PM — RCW002
Using a series of lectures, audio-visual presentations and readings, this course offers a basic introduction to biological concepts related to human health and disease. Through a review of anatomy and physiology, students will gain an understanding of the structure and function of organ systems in the human body, and be introduced to the pathology of selected diseases.
The overall aim of the course is to ensure that students are able to identify the gross anatomical features of the human body, to understand how each performs its basic function as part of the collective human organism, and to gain insight into health and disease as biological processes.
1. Midterm test 1 – 30% (October 10th)
2. Midterm test 2 – 30% (November 7th)
3. Final exam – 40%
Patton, K and Thibodeau, G. (2014) The Human Body in Health & Disease (6th Edition). St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc.