HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND RESEARCH

HBS3HPR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore aspects of advanced human physiology, focusing on general physiological principles and their applications, and recent research findings. Furthermore, students complete a discipline-specific research module in which they explore what science is, the practices of science, including the methods and tools that scientists use, and the status of knowledge that science produces. This exploration forms the foundation for a team-based prescribed research experience in which students will emulate a number of roles of a practising scientist. The content and skills-related work described complement a graduate employability module in which students evaluate their current level of graduate capabilities and attributes and relate this to preparation for a variety of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLouise Lexis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (HBS2PTA or HBS202) and (HBS2PTB or HBS204) and (HBS2PPA or HBS2PPB)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS3APA, HBS2PBM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHow to Do Science: A guide to researching human physiologyPrescribedLouise Lexis & Brianna Julien 2017La Trobe University
ReadingsExercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance (9th edn)RecommendedPowers & Howley 2015McGraw Hill

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Exhibit depth and breadth of scientific understanding by demonstrating well-developed contemporary knowledge in human physiology, including areas of current research

Activities:
Blended delivery of content topics Laboratory research classes

02. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of science by articulating the methods of science and explaining why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry

Activities:
Research module

03. Be accountable for learning and scientific work by demonstrating an ability to work effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual and team context

Activities:
Research module

04. Demonstrate a sound understanding of relevant graduate capabilities and attributes that support success in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers by evaluating ones current level of graduate capabilities and attributes and defending this with tangible evidence

Activities:
Employability module assignment

05. Demonstrate effective communication skills by communicating scientific results, information, and arguments to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes

Activities:
Research module and employability module

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Lexis

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 13
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop is for consolidation of material delivered online and module exam in the final week"

Laboratory Class Week: 16 - 20
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 22 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will deliver an oral presentation"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 13
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via online.
"Online content delivery prior to workshop"

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introductory lecture for subject"

WorkShop Week: 21 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminar to support students with their employability assignment"

Seminar Week: 15 - 15
One 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is for module 1 exam. Please schedule the instances of the seminar at the same time."

Independent Research Week: 15 - 22
Two 1.0 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Independent research activities supported by student guides, prescribed text, and academic staff"

WorkShop Week: 16 - 16
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To support students in writing their literature review"

WorkShop Week: 21 - 21
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To support students in writing their literature review"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5 hour examination (1500 word equiv)35 01, 03
Research project (1000 word equiv)Individual task (equivalent 400 words) and team report (equivalent 600 words). This research project will have individual and team components35 01, 02, 03, 05
Literature review (1500 word equiv)Individual task 1200-1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 05
Employability module (500 word equiv)Individual oral presentation relating to employability and a LinkedIn profile (500 word equivalent)10 01, 03, 04, 05