Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will undertake a series of interactive, application focused practical exercises in human physiology. This subject is designed to provide students with a 'hands-on' approach to learning human physiology within a laboratory environment. Topics covered include the central nervous system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system and metabolism, the renal system and principles of endocrinology.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJarrod Church

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites HBS2PTB

Incompatible subjects HBS2HPB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVander's human physiology: the mechanisms of body functionPrescribedWidmaier, E, Raff, H and Strong, K 201413TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJarrod Church

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Nine 100-word post-lab submissions15
Three 300-word writing analysis task30
one 1,500-word team research report40
one 500-word team poster presentation15