Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with an advanced study of cutting-edge developments in musculoskeletal and cardiovascular physiology and physiological techniques. This subject will draw most of its information from current research literature in the main and emerging fields of muscle, tendon, bone and cardiovascular research. This subject will also explore the use of statistical techniques to answer questions posed by research scientists. Emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate statistical software to interpret and present statistical data.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen Thomas

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsHBS3APB OR HBS3APA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents must be enrolled by the end of the first week of semester; no new enrolments can be processed from the beginning of the second week of semester.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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. Explain the molecular and cellular mechanisms of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases
02. Discuss recent advances in biomedical, bioengineering and molecular research related to musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases
03. Demonstrate learning of technical skills and the use of equipment used in current research in the discipline
04. Identify and apply appropriate methods of statistical analysis to data in the physiology discipline and use statistical software to implement these methods
05. Work effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual and team context

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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-ordinatorColleen Thomas

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Online content delivery prior to workshop

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical sessions are for developing technical skills, consolidation of content delivered and module exams in Wks 16 and 22


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Critical Analysis Report (750-words equivalent)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

One Research Laboratory Presentation (750-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Seven Laboratory Worksheets (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Three MCQ /Short Answer Tests (2,000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4