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NSC1501 Bioscience for Health Professionals

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022


Enrolment is not permitted in NSC1501 if BIO1203 has been previously completed


A solid foundational knowledge of both anatomy and physiology and the impact of microorganisms on the body is essential for the beginning health professional. This course will use an organ system approach to study the anatomy and physiology of the healthy human body and will also explain the fundamental principles of infection control.

The application and integration of these areas of knowledge will give a firm foundation on how the body responds to infective agents. The effectiveness of methods of infection prevention and control will also give the emerging health professional a fundamental understanding of the sustainable and responsible use of antimicrobial agents.
This information will be presented as a series of recorded lectures, face to face tutorials and self-directed learning.

For students enrolled in the BNSG and as per the BNSG program rules, students are required to attempt and submit all assessment items in a course. This program rule forms part of the USQ SoNM accreditation agreement with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council [ANMAC].

This introductory course will provide fundamental knowledge and skills in the study of the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body as well as basic infection control principles required for the beginning health professional. This course will apply and integrate these areas of study in a series of authentic cases studies and hands on experiences to prepare students to identify body system presentations and how to minimise spread of infection. In addition, students will refine their anatomical and medical language literacy and communication skills.

This course contains mandatory on campus laboratory sessions for on campus students or a mandatory residential school for external students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 17 May 2022