ADVANCED SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY A

HBS202

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you gain knowledge in systems physiology, including the nervous system, muscle tissue, endocrinology and the gastrointestinal system. We will discuss how the nervous system controls body systems, focusing on the electrical transmission of information and how this is modulated. Our focus then shifts to muscle tissue and the mechanisms involved in skeletal muscle contraction, force generation and fatigue. You will gain a detailed understanding of the endocrine system and how it is responsible for controlling many of our bodies daily functions and metabolism. The semester concludes focusing on the gastrointestinal systems where you will gain an understanding of the mechanisms surrounding food digestion and nutrient absorption.  

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline Taylor

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline videos, resources, activities, synchronous sessions and Case study scenarios.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA and must have passed HBS101 (or equivalent)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHBS2PTA AND HBS2PTB

Equivalent subjectsPAM2HP1

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, but must seek approval from your home course coordinator Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period. This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance. A good internet connection is required due to the fully online nature of this subject.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Silverthorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDee Unglaub Silverthorn

Year2019

Edition/Volume8ed

PublisherPearson

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Predict how the nervous, muscle, endocrine and gastrointestinal systems of the human body function both during normal physiological conditions and under pathological stress
02. Analyse and integrate experimentally-obtained physiological data with knowledge of basic physiological principles
03. Effectively and professionally communicate physiological principles, experimental observations and the conclusions drawn from them.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline Taylor

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Six 1.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Online synchronous sessions, will be run by an academic and work as a live review session for students.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 50.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Consists of various online videos and resources for students to watch, review and participate throughout the study period.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three Case Study Assignments (1500 words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Analytical and Scientific Communication Skills Assignment (1400 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2 x 45 min MCQ/short answer test (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline Taylor

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 36 - 48
Six 1.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Online synchronous sessions, will be run by an academic and work as a live review session for students.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 36 - 48
One 50.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Consists of various online videos and resources for students to watch, review and participate throughout the study period.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three Case Study Assignments (1500 words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Analytical and Scientific Communication Skills Assignment (1400 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2 x 45 min MCQ/short answer test (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2