Unit 13: Physiology of Fluid Balance

Unit abstract

Water is essential for the maintenance of life, and the maintenance of fluid balance in the human body is therefore of primary importance when caring for individuals. This unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of a number of fundamental scientific principles that will underpin further studies in health-related science, as well as an overview of physiology in relation to the homeostatic control of water. The unit initially extends the basic knowledge of cells introduced in UNIT5