Undergraduate | LTU-HBS1HBA | 2024
Human Biosciences A
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 4 Mar 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
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Human Biosciences A
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Apply specialist terms and language associated with physiology and anatomy to describe the human body.
- Describe the structure and function of body cells, tissues, and organs.
- Explain the basic physiology of major organ systems of the human body.
- Work independently and in groups to communicate physiology concepts to diverse audiences and in a range of modes.
- Demonstrate the skills for self-managing, giving and receiving feedback, and successful learning at university.
- Introduction to the Human Body
- Cell Structure and Function
- Movement of Molecules
- Nervous System
- Homeostasis and Endocrine
- The Heart
- Cardiovascular System
- Immune System
- Respiratory System
- Digestion and Metabolism
- Renal System
- Reproductive System
This subject introduces you to human physiology - how the body works. You'll learn how the body is organised and the basics of cell structure and function, and how processes in the body are controlled. This will provide the foundation for the study of the major body systems important for support and movement (muscular system); regulation, integration and control (nervous and endocrine systems); fluids and transport (blood, heart, cardiovascular and immune systems); energy, maintenance and environmental exchange (respiratory, digestive and renal systems, metabolism); and the continuity of life (reproductive systems).
- Three open-book tests (60%, 3000 words) (60%)
- Team communication assignment with team (30%, 750 words/student) and individual (10%. 250 words per student) marks. (40%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed BIO1OOS (Organs and Organ Systems), or PAM1HSF (Human Structure and Function) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
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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What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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