Professional practice in a range of health disciplines is underpinned and informed by knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology. Students investigate key foundational physiological principles, the organisational levels in the body, the structure and function of the normal human body and the relevance of such knowledge to the maintenance of human health. Changes to the body across the lifespan are also explored. Core concepts are taught using an integrated and exploratory approach to facilitate the ability of students to transfer, assimilate and utilise knowledge gained in this course to other courses within their program, and to apply what they have learnt to nursing practice. This course addresses the generic skills of the Griffith Graduate by enhancing the students’ ability to work autonomously and in teams, communicate effectively, and problem solve as well as develop professional responsibility.