HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND RESEARCH
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorLouise Lexis
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites (HBS2PTA or HBS202) and (HBS2PTB or HBS204) and (HBS2PPA or HBS2PPB)
Incompatible subjects HBS3APA, HBS2PBM
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||How to Do Science: A guide to researching human physiology||Prescribed||Louise Lexis & Brianna Julien 2017||La Trobe University|
|Readings||Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance (9th edn)||Recommended||Powers & Howley 2015||McGraw 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Research module and employability module
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Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Lexis
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"
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
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
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"
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"
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"
One 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is for module 1 exam. Please schedule the instances of the seminar at the same time."
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"
|1.5 hour examination (1,500-words equivalent)||35||01, 03|
|Research project (1,000-words equivalent)||Individual tasks (equivalent 400 words) and team tasks (equivalent 600 words). This research project will have individual and team components||35||01, 02, 03, 05|
|Literature review (1,500-words equivalent)||Individual task 1,200-1,500-words||20||01, 02, 03, 05|
|Employability module (500-words equivalent)||Individual oral presentation relating to employability and a LinkedIn profile||10||01, 03, 04, 05|