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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 respiratory system, gastrointestinal system and metabolism, the renal system and principles of endocrinology.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTom Samiric

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HBHS or LZCHS or AZAHS or HBHN and must have passed the following subjects: [HBS1HBA or HBS101] and [HBS1HBB or HBS102] OR Students must be admitted in the following course code: SBMS; SBMD or SZSS and must have passed one of the following subject: BIO1MGC OR Students admitted in any other course must have passed: BIO1CO or BIO1OOS or equivalent


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents provisionally enrol via student online by 30th November. Student online will be closed for selection following this date. Late enrolment may be considered. Priority enrolment is given to students taking the subject as a core requirement. Selection based on first year WAM and subject quota for all other students. Unsuccessful students will be withdrawn from the subject and notified via e-mail by the end of the year. Students should check their enrolment status online. Students admitted into the Science Double Degree (SZSS) must be undertaking a Bachelor of Biomedical Science to undertake this subject unless Coordinator approval is received.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Human Physiology: An integrated approach

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSilverthorn, D.U.


Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherPearson Education Ltd


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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. Employ discipline-appropriate instrumentation to competently measure and record physiological data in an experimental setting.
02. Analyse experimental data in order to draw logical and well-supported conclusions about physiological processes.
03. Summarise experimental findings in a discipline-relevant format and present them to your peers as an oral communication.
04. Prepare a scientific report which presents experimental methods, results and conclusions in a format consistent with standard physiology publications.
05. Work collaboratively and productively in a team environment.

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