Advanced Systems Physiology A
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.
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- 27 Feb 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
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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.
- • Cardiovascular system.
- • Blood.
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)
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed HBS2PTA (Human Physiology Theory A), or HBS2PTB (Human Physiology Theory B), or PAM2HP1 (Human Physiology 1) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
- Other requirements - This subject is available through Open Universities Australia (OUA) and the course is restricted for enrolment. Single subject enrolments for restricted subjects are not available at OUA, please see https://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/apply/pathways/single-subject-entry for further information. Students who successfully complete two from the four open enrolment subjects (HBS101, DTN101, CHM101, PHE102) may apply under the Academic Eligibility category for admission to the restricted Bachelor of Food and Nutrition. You must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition to be eligible to enrol in all other non-open access subjects offered in the degree.
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.
Please note: This subject was previously known as Human Physiology Theory A.
- Two Case Study Assignments (1500 words total) (40%)
- 3 x 30 min MCQ/short answer test (1500 word equivalent) (30%)
- Scientific Communication Skills Assignment (1400 words) (30%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
Textbook information is pending.
Next study term: 27 Aug 23 to 26 Nov 23
Textbook information is pending.