This module poses triggers that stimulate students to
appreciate the order by which the human body is
organised and helps them understand the holistic aspects
of the human biological systems. It also gives students a
fundamental understanding of how the various systems in
the human body function together to maintain a balance.
Topics covered in the module include important levels
of organisation for structure and function such as cells,
tissues, organs, organ systems, and the whole human
body / organism; anatomical directions such as body
sections, body regions and body cavities; the skeletal-muscular
system for support and movement; the nervous
and endocrine system for body systems communication
and maintaining balance; systems that are involved in the
distribution of food and oxygen namely the digestive,
circulatory and respiratory systems; and the lymphatic and
urinary systems to maintain and regulate body fluids. An
introduction to surface anatomy is also included.
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