The Human Biology course covers a wide range of ideas using the human life cycle as a means to create a close link between personal experience and theoretical content for students. Health issues that relate to particular life cycle stages are explored in relation to the structure and function of the human body. A wide range of factors that affect the homeostatic balance of the human body are explored. These include pathogenic attack, immune responses, hormonal imbalances, environmental factors, mental health issues and chronic disease.
Human Biology introduces students to the complex technical language and key concepts of the discipline. This provides a valuable foundation and enables students to make informed decisions about pathways into the fields of medicine and allied subjects (nursing, nutritional health, occupational therapy, osteopathy, para-medicine and physiotherapy, for example).