Molecule to organism 121

Module code BOK 121
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

(a)  Molecule to cell (2 weeks)
The principles of physiology, chemistry and genetics applicable to man. Macro molecules, lipids, carbohydrates and protein. Introductory genetics: molecular evolution, gene structure and transmission, genetic control of the cell cycle and genetic defects. Impulse conduction and muscle contraction. Nerve potentials.
(b)  Cell to tissue (4 weeks)
Gamatogenesis, embryogenesis, embryopathy, histology and incidence of  tissue types. The immune system and its components. Tissue specificity, genetic control of expression and factors influencing gene expressions.
(c) Tissue to organism (2 weeks)
Anatomical terminology and introduction to the systemic and functional organisation of the human body. Arrangement of tissues in organs. Life stages of man.

Module credits 40.00
NQF Level 05
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 7 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Anatomy
Period of presentation Semester 2

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