214102

Applied Sciences for Health Professionals

An introduction to the basic scientific concepts that are relevant to the maintenance of human and environmental health.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

214102

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

100-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Health Sciences

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Describe and apply the basic principles of chemistry and physics to the functioning of the human body and interactions with the environment.
  • 2 Outline the structure and significance of the inorganic molecules that are particularly relevant to human body function and health including acid/base and fluid/electrolyte balance.
  • 3 Outline the structure and significance of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and other selected molecules that have relevance to human health.
  • 4 Demonstrate a basic understanding of energy metabolism and the relevant metabolic pathways involved and enzyme function.
  • 5 Demonstrate an understanding of nutritional concepts and their application to promoting health throughout the life span.
  • 6 Describe the ecology and characterization of microorganisms and factors that are essential for microbial growth.
  • 7 Discuss human and microbial interactions and transmission and prevention of disease with emphasis on human and microbial interactions and infection control procedures including the various chemical and physical antimicrobial methods.
  • 8 Demonstrate a basic understanding of DNA and genetics, protein synthesis and genetic techniques and applications.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 6 7 20%
Test 1 20%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 20%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 2 3 4 5 8 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Highly recommended

MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION CONTROL FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Author
LEE, G. AND BISHOP, P.
ISBN
9781442501850
Edition
6TH EDITION
Publisher
Pearson, San Francisco

PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3ED ASIA - PACIFIC WITH E TEXT

Author
TORTORA, G.J, DERRECKSON, B.H, BURKETT, B, PEOPLES, G, DYE, D, COOKE, J, DIVERSI, T, MCLEAN, M, SAM
ISBN
9780730392002
Edition
3 EDITION
Publisher
PERSON, SAN FRANCISCO

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