Singapore University of Social Sciences

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology (BME107)


This course examines the organization of the human body at the macroscopic and microscopic levels. The various topics include the study of elementary cell biology and the integration of physiological components. The study of these components will involve an understanding of four major areas of physiological interest: organization of the body and its protective covering; skeletal movement and muscles; circulatory system and its components; and the respiratory system. This course also covers a summary of some of the common medical conditions related to the failings of these physiological systems. The laboratory session is on Trauma First Response training (Part 1) conducted by ARIS Integrated Medical.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction, cells, membranes and organs
  • Respiratory System
  • Blood
  • Heart and Circulatory System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Integumentary System

Learning Outcome

  • Define the cell structures
  • Describe how cells combine to become tissues and then organs
  • Explain and illustrate the major systems in the human body (e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal)
  • Demonstrate the practical aspects related to anatomy and physiology
  • Predict the common medical conditions to the failing of these human physiological systems
  • Apply the knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the systems in the working environment like prevention of certain diseases due to failing of normal physiological systems
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