Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will gain knowledge in systemic physiology which includes the respiratory system, renal system, endocrine system and gastrointestinal system. Content is divided into two modules and delivered via live interactive lectures and online resources linked to the student learning management system (LMS). Content will be supported by a comprehensive tutorial/workshop case study program.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJarrod Church

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 courses: HBHS, LZCHS, HZNDP, HZHSDP, AZAHS, HBHN and must have completed (HBS1HBA or HBS101) and (HBS1HBB or HBS102) or Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SBMS, SZSS, SBMD and must have completed BIO1MGC or Students must be admitted in the following course: LWLBM


Incompatible subjectsPAM2HP1 OR PAM2HP2

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 Unsuccessful students will be withdrawn from the subject and notified via e-mail by the end of the year.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

AuthorDee Unglaub Silverthorn


Edition/Volume7th Ed



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 respiratory system, endocrine system, gastrointestinal system and renal system.
02. Use independently acquired credible knowledge of the physiological principles in solving given real-world physiologically based problems.
03. Work independently and collaboratively to critically evaluate information and develop well-reasoned physiological explanations of real world case studies.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJarrod Church

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Refer to study guide for further details on this online material.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes are interactive, enquiry based learning format


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two group case-study report assignments (320-words equivalent per student, total 640-word equiv.) (15% each, weeks 6 and 12)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two short answer question tests (total 800-words equivalent each, total 1,600-words equiv.)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Weekly individual MCQ test (weeks 1-5 and 7-11) (total 1,000-words equivalent per student)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1

Two (weeks 6 and 12) (total 1,000-words equivalent per student)

N/AN/AIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2