Advanced Systems Physiology A
Undergraduate | LTU-HBS202 | 2024
Get to know the nervous, muscular and cardiovascular systems and how they interact to keep the human body alive and thriving. Master critical skills to solve problems that affect or change the way the body operates and behaves.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 18 Aug 2024
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024
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Advanced Systems Physiology A
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Predict how the nervous, muscle, endocrine and gastrointestinal systems of the human body function both during normal physiological conditions and under pathological stress
- Analyse and integrate experimentally-obtained physiological data with knowledge of basic physiological principles
- Effectively and professionally communicate physiological principles, experimental observations and the conclusions drawn from them.
- Nervous System
- Skeletal Muscle
- Smooth Muscle
- Cardiac Muscle
- Endocrine System
- Gastrointestinal System
In this subject you gain knowledge in systems physiology, including the nervous system, muscle tissue, endocrinology and the gastrointestinal system. We will discuss how the nervous system controls body systems, focusing on the electrical transmission of information and how this is modulated. Our focus then shifts to muscle tissue and the mechanisms involved in skeletal muscle contraction, force generation and fatigue. You will gain a detailed understanding of the endocrine system and how it is responsible for controlling many of our bodies daily functions and metabolism. The semester concludes focusing on the gastrointestinal systems where you will gain an understanding of the mechanisms surrounding food digestion and nutrient absorption.
- Two Case Study Assignments (1500 words total) (40%)
- Scientific Communication Skills Assignment (1400 words) Students will be asked to research and prepare a 10 min presentation on a physiological concept (30%)
- 3 x 40 min Multiple Choice Question tests (1500 word equivalent) (30%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- LAT-HUN-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Food and Nutrition
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).
Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in the following course: HBFN
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed HBS2PTA (Human Physiology Theory A), HBS2PTB (Human Physiology Theory B) or PAM2HP1 (Human Physiology 1) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
- Software requirements - A good internet connection is required due to the fully online nature of this subject.
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses