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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you 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 and digestive systems.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeanna Horvath

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HCFN


Incompatible subjectsHBS1HBA

Equivalent subjectsHBS101

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA close of application date for the study period.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorTortora, G.J. Derrickson, B. Burkett, B. Peoples, G. Dye, D. Cooke, J. Diversi, T. McKean, M. Samalia, L. Mellifont, R.


Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons. Milton, QLD


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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Relate the anatomical organisation of the human body to whole body function.
02. Explain how cellular activity contributes to the function of organs and the body as a whole.
03. Explain how a given body system contributes to homeostasis under normal conditions.
04. Interpret scientific information presented as tables, graphs and diagrams and communicate using correct physiological terminology.

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