INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

HBS101

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to the anatomical organisation of the body, the basics of cell structure and function, and the major tissue types. The fundamentals of the nervous and endocrine systems will then be explored in the context of mechanisms of physiological control. This information will provide the foundation for the study of the major organ systems of the body which includes the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, digestive, skeletal muscle, and immune systems. The subject will conclude with the basics of nutrition and metabolism which integrates many of the topics covered throughout the subject. In addition, students may be offered the opportunity to engage in guided independent learning throughout the semester to extend their level of knowledge in the topic areas described above.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeanna Horvath

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS1HBA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples of Anatomy & Physiology 1st Australia Pacific EditionPrescribedGerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson, Brendan Burkett, Danielle Dye, Julie Cooke, Tara Diversi, Mark McKean, Rebecca Mellifont, Latika Samalia, Gregory Peoples, 2016John Wiley & Sons

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Relate the anatomical organisation of the human body to whole body function.

Activities:
Online delivery of content topics and synchronous session support. Completion of weekly learning activities.

02. Explain how cellular activity contributes to the function of organs and the body as a whole.

Activities:
Online delivery of content topics and synchronous session support. Completion of weekly learning activities.

03. Explain how a given body system contributes to homeostasis under normal conditions.

Activities:
Online delivery of content topics and synchronous session support. Completion of weekly learning activities.

04. Interpret scientific information presented as tables, graphs and diagrams and communicate using correct physiological terminology.

Activities:
Completion of case studies and knowledge checks.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeanna Horvath

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 48
Five 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend at night in week 48 and delivered via online.
"Online synchronous sessions"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 48
One 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 48 and delivered via online.
"New topic each week with online learning activities"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 48
Twelve 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day in week 48 and delivered via online.
"Weekly drop in chat sessions"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x on-line case studies (1650 word total equiv)These assessments will allow students to bridge the theoretical gap and apply key concepts to authentic experiences.30 01, 02, 03, 04
6 x 20 min on-line quizzes (2100 word total equiv)Actively apply the foundational knowledge.60 01, 02, 03, 04
Online assessment task (equivalent to 500-words)10 03, 04

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeanna Horvath

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 09 - 21
Five 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.
"Online synchronous sessions"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 21
One 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.
"New topic each week with online learning activities"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 21
Twelve 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.
"Weekly drop in chat sessions"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x on-line case studies (1650 word total equiv)These assessments will allow students to bridge the theoretical gap and apply key concepts to authentic experiences.30 01, 02, 03, 04
6 x 20 min on-line quizzes (2100 word total equiv)Actively apply the foundational knowledge.60 01, 02, 03, 04
Online assessment task (equivalent to 500-words)10 03, 04

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeanna Horvath

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 22 - 34
Five 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.
"Online synchronous sessions"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 34
One 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.
"New topic each week with online learning activities"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 34
Twelve 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.
"Weekly drop in chat session"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x on-line case studies (1650 word total equiv)These assessments will allow students to bridge the theoretical gap and apply key concepts to authentic experiences.30 01, 02, 03, 04
6 x 20 min on-line quizzes (2100 word total equiv)Actively apply the foundational knowledge.60 01, 02, 03, 04
Online assessment task (equivalent to 500-words)10 03, 04

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeanna Horvath

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 35 - 47
Five 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.
"Online synchronous sessions"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 47
One 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.
"New topic each week with online learning activities"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 47
Twelve 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.
"weekly drop in chat session"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x on-line case studies (1650 word total equiv)These assessments will allow students to bridge the theoretical gap and apply key concepts to authentic experiences.30 01, 02, 03, 04
6 x 20 min on-line quizzes (2100 word total equiv)Actively apply the foundational knowledge.60 01, 02, 03, 04
Online assessment task (equivalent to 500-words)10 03, 04