Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Human Biology

Session: VCPF3121

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

CEM1000W (or equivalent), BIO1000F.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course is an introduction to human anatomy and the basics of physiology. The first five weeks examine the basics of cells and tissues and cell proliferation, along with gross and hi stological studies and physiology of the integumentar, musculo-skeletal system, cardio-vascular system, GIT, reproductive, urinary and nervous systems. The course includes the study of homeostasis, the chemistry of life, membranes, electrophysiology, nutrition and metabolism.

Practicals: One per week, Mondays or Tuesdays

DP requirements: Attendance at all practicals, 40% average in class tests and an average of 50% for all assignments.

Assessment: Class tests count 30%; assignments count 5%; practicals count 15%; examinations (theory and practical) count 50%. An oral examination may be required in the case of selected students.

NOTE: Entrance is limited to 60 students.

*Course content subject to change