Human Physiology

understanding the nature of science

Foundations in Human Physiology – Organisation, Structure, Function and Per-meability of Cells.


During the course of Human Physiology the following subjects are covered:

  • The structure of cells and cell organelles
  • Relating the structure of the cell to its function
  • The structure, function and mechanisms of permeability of cell membranes
  • Cell specialisations and levels of organisation
  • Basic principles of cell division
  • Theories and perspectives in Human Physiology – biochemistry, enzymes and metabolism
  • Topics and themes in Human Physiology – cardiovascular, respiratory and gastro-intestinal systems
  • Practical skills in Human Physiology – control and co-ordination, homeostasis and reproduction