AHS101 Integumentary System, introduces students to the complexity of the ‘integumentary system’, the skin and related appendages. Various barriers that the skin provides will be discussed as will various lesions. Homeostasis, hormones and epidermopoiesis will be explored. This is a fundamental unit that so many others will refer to and reflect on.
There are no prerequisites for this unit.
- Describe the functions and major anatomical components of the integumentary system
- Define the histology and anatomy of hair, skin and nails
- Express the physiology of the skin, hair and nails, including function of the associated glands and proteins
- Describe the role of the somatosensory system
- Communicate the process of cellular turnover of the skin
- Articulate the ageing process of the skin and associated measures to limit or reduce the signs
- Discuss the effects of hormones on the skin
Graduate Attributes (GA)
In addition to the unit-specific learning outcomes listed above, the following graduate attributes are taught, developed and assessed in varying degrees within this unit:
- In-depth knowledge and skills in the fields of applied health science and awareness of the complexity of health care delivery systems.
- Confident, lifelong learners who have the ability to respond to change, engage in reflective practice and critical thinking.
- The ability to communicate effectively with clients, peers and the wider community
- The ability to demonstrate in-depth competence in their area(s) of specialisation
- The ability to formulate and apply therapeutic interventions in their area(s) of specialisation
- The capacity to lead, manage and/or work effectively with multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse teams
- Awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
|Post Week 6
||Assessment 1: Mid Semester Exam 25%
||Assessment 2: Slide Exam 25%
||Assessment 3: Final Exam 40%
||Assessment 4: Discussion Board Participation 10%
To be completed by Sunday weekly
No discussion for Week 1