Health Science Anatomy & Physiology

A basic course of study in the structure and functions of human body systems is required. Study in both human anatomy and human physiology is required.

It is not unusual for both of these subjects to be offered as one course. If the course you completed is a combined course, you may use the same course to fulfill both requirements.

If the course you completed does not combine both subjects, you will need to complete 2 courses.

The table below describes typical courses that will meet the human anatomy and physiology requirements.

Typical Course Name Typical Course Description
Introductory Human Anatomy Introduction to the gross anatomy of the human body. Covers the spatial arrangement and appearance of structures throughout the body, including visual identification of these structures. Musculoskeletal relationships, and the anatomy of major organ systems, are emphasised. (Meets the anatomy requirement only. You would need to take a human physiology course as well.)
Principles of Human Physiology An introduction to the physiological and biochemical processes and general physiological principles necessary to sustain life. Organ and organ system processes are emphasised. Intended for students majoring in allied health or sports related curricula who require a course in human physiology. (Meets the physiology requirement only. You would need to take a human anatomy course as well)
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology The basics of human anatomy and principles of physiology are covered in this course. Some prerequisite knowledge in basic biology, chemistry, and cell structure and function is needed to enrol in the course. (Meets both the anatomy and physiology requirements.)
Human Biology The principles of biology with particular reference to the human body (anatomy and physiology). Laboratories include selected experiments on organ physiology and general anatomy. (Meets the biology, anatomy andphysiology requirements.)