Singapore University of Social Sciences

Physiology and Infectious Diseases

Physiology and Infectious Diseases (BME108)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1529.14 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


BME108 continues from BME107 and presents the rest of the body systems, particularly the immunological, nervous digestive and excretory systems. Attention is given to the organization of the human body at both the macroscopic and microscopic levels, and to the integration of physiological components. The course will also introduce the agents that cause disease, the body's response to the disease, disease transmission and the strategies to prevent the spread of disease. The Laboratory session is on Trauma First Response training (Part 2). Students who successfully complete Parts 1 and 2 will be awarded US NAEMT certification.

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.


  • Common infectious diseases and immunology
  • Infectious diseases: mode of transmission and prevention strategy
  • Nervous System
  • Special Senses
  • Digestive System
  • Kidney System

Learning Outcome

  • Explain and illustrate the major systems in the human body (e.g. nervous, digestive and kidney systems)
  • Define the basic organisms in infectious diseases and the common mode of transmission.
  • Discuss the prevention and control of infectious diseases.
  • Demonstrate the practical aspects related to anatomy and physiology
  • Determine the mode of transmission of infectious diseases
  • Predict the common medical conditions to the failing of these human physiological systems
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