HUMAN BIOSCIENCES A

HBS101

2015

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 Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students who wish to undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment, may do so with subject coordinator approval.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHuman anatomy and physiologyPrescribedMarieb, EN and Hoehn, K 20139TH EDN, PEARSON BENJAMIN CUMMINGS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Blended delivery of content topics and face to face workshop classes. Completion of weekly workshop activities.

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

Activities:
Blended delivery of content topics and face to face workshop classes. Completion of weekly workshop activities.

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

Activities:
Blended delivery of content topics and face to face workshop classes. Completion of weekly workshop activities.

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

Activities:
Completion of workshop case studies and practical activities.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2015, OUA Study Period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeanna Horvath

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 49
Twelve 150.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5hr invigilated exam (equivalent to 1,500-words)The exam will cover the entire subject content.50 01, 02, 03
On-line case studies (equivalent to 2,000-words)These assessments will allow students to bridge the theoretical gap and apply key concepts to authentic experiences.30 01, 02, 03, 04
On-line quizzes (equivalent to 500-words)Actively apply the foundational knowledge through the use of quizzes.20 01, 02, 03, 04