HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND RESEARCH

HBS3HPR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore aspects of advanced human physiology, focusing on general physiological principles and their applications, and recent research findings. Furthermore, you complete a discipline-specific research module in which they explore what science is, the practices of science, including the methods and tools that scientists use, and the status of knowledge that science produces. This exploration forms the foundation for a team-based prescribed research experience in which you will emulate a number of roles of a practising scientist. The content and skills-related work described complement a graduate employability module in which students evaluate their current level of graduate capabilities and attributes and relate this to preparation for a variety of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLouise Lexis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites(HBS2PPB OR HBS2PPA) AND (HBS2PTA OR HBS202) AND (HBS2PTB OR HBS204)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHBS2PBM OR HBS3APA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPowers & Howley

Year2015

Edition/Volume9th edn

PublisherMcGraw Hill

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

How to Do Science: A guide to researching human physiology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLouise Lexis & Brianna Julien

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLa Trobe University

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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. Apply well-developed contemporary research knowledge of human physiology
02. Explain why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry
03. Work effectively, responsibly and safely as an individual and in team contexts
04. Justify graduate capabilities and attributes necessary for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM careers with tangible evidence
05. Communicate scientific results, information, and arguments effectively to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Lexis

Class requirements

Independent ResearchWeek: 15 - 22
Two 1.00 h independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Independent research activities supported by student guides, prescribed text, and academic staff

Laboratory ClassWeek: 15 - 20
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
Introductory lecture for subject

SeminarWeek: 14 - 14
One 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
This is for module 1 exam.

SeminarWeek: 21 - 21
One 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
Seminar to support students with their employability assignment

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 13
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via online.
Online content delivery prior to workshop

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 13
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop is for consolidation of material delivered online

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1.5 hour examination (1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3
Research project (800-words equivalent) This research project will have individual and team components. Individual tasks 60% (equivalent 480 words) and team tasks 40% (equivalent 320 words).N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Literature review (1,800-words equivalent) Individual task 1,800-wordsN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Employability module (400-words equivalent) Personal statement and LinkedIn profileN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5