Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain knowledge in systemic physiology. The subject is divided into two modules. Module one focuses on the study of the human nervous system and skeletal muscle. Module two focuses on the human cardiovascular system and blood. Content delivery is via live interactive lectures and resources linked to the student subject learning management system. Content will be supported by a comprehensive tutorial/workshop/enquiry program.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTania Romano Stasis

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] Otherwise, students must be admitted in the following course codes: SBMS or SZSS or SBMD and must have passed BIO1MGC Students admitted in any other course must have passed BIO1CO or BIO1OOS or equivalent OR must be admitted into LWLBM


Incompatible subjectsPAM2HP2 OR PAM2HP1

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 Unsuccessful students will be withdrawn from the subject and notified via e-mail by the end of the year.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


Silverthorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDee Unglaub Silverthorn



PublisherGlobal Edition


Chapter/article titleN/A



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. Independently access and assimilate credible knowledge of basic physiological principles relating to the peripheral nervous system, muscular system and cardiovascular system.
02. Use independently acquired credible knowledge of the physiological principles in solving given real-world physiologically based problems.
03. Work independent and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTania Romano Stasis

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Two group case-study report assignments (800-words total), (total 400-words equivalent per student) Weeks 6 and 12N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Two individual extended response true/false question test (total 800-words equivalent each) Two individual short answer tests (10% each; total 1,600-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Ten individual weekly workshop MCQ tests (2% each; total 1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Two individual module MCQ tests (15% each; total 1,000-word equivalent) Weeks 6 and 12; 15% eachN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2