This course provides students with a foundation in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry. These topics are delivered in separate units and are intended to introduce students to content that will be beneficial when undertaking tertiary health qualifications.
During the units, the students will:
- be introduced to medical terms and language that are central to human anatomy
- revise the basic bodily functions performed by different organs and systems
- explore biological principles of health and disease from the cellular level
- broaden their understanding of the periodic table and concepts of chemistry
- learn about basic mathematic concepts used in medical calculations.
Each unit within this course is intended for students preparing to enrol in the Bachelor level health qualifications at Charles Darwin University. This foundational course has been specifically developed to ensure that students who have not already undertaken tertiary studies in this discipline will gain familiarity with content that is relevant to their undergraduate health programs. This course is also aimed at students for whom some time has elapsed since completing studies in senior secondary subjects.
The course includes five units:
- Human Anatomy
- Medical Mathematics
- Foundations in Chemistry
Learning outcomes are specified in each unit. The focus is on the development of understanding of the above-mentioned topics, as they relate to the study of nursing. Students can elect to complete all or some of the five units in any order. The content delivered in each unit stands alone, offering students the flexibility to select the units based on individual preferences. However, it is recommended that students are likely to benefit from completing the entire course. Each unit is designed to take approximately two days, with the entire course able to be completed over about 2 weeks.