Advanced Systems Physiology B
Examine the way the respiratory, renal, endocrine and gastrointestinal systems steer and control the way the human body functions. Identify and unravel real health conditions that affect and change the way the body operates and performs.
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- 28 Aug 2023
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- Predict how the immune, cardiovascular, renal and respiratory 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 experimental observations and the conclusions drawn from them.
- • Endocrine system.
- • Gastrointestinal system.
- • Respiratory system.
- • Renal system.
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 PAM2HP2 (Human Physiology 2) 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 heart, blood,immune, renal, respiratory and acid-base systems. We discuss how the heart is a mechanical pump, followed by how blood vessels control blood flow and pressure. Our focus then shifts to the blood and mechanisms involved in developing immunity. You will gain a detailed understanding of the renal system and how it clears the body of waste while also being an important regulator of blood pressure. The respiratory system then becomes our focus where you will gain understanding of breathing mechanisms and how gasses are transported around the body. We conclude focusing on how the body regulates pH using both renal and respiratory buffers.
Please note: this subject was previously known as Human Physiology Theory B.
- Two Case Study Assignments (1500 words total) (40%)
- 3 x 20 minute MCQ/short answer tests (1500 word equivalent) (30%)
- Analytical and Scientific Communication Skills Assignment (1400 words) (30%)
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