Introduction to Human Physiology
Map the complex architecture of the human body and learn how it’s organised and structured. Navigate the journey of the smallest cell to the largest organ. Observe how the body performs and adapts, responding to stress and disease to maintain life.
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Relate the structural organisation of the human body to whole body function.
Explain how cellular activity contributes to the function of organs and the body as a whole.
Explain how a given body system contributes to homeostasis under normal conditions.
Interpret scientific information presented as tables, graphs and diagrams and communicate using correct physiological terminology.
- • Introduction to the human body.
- • Cell structure and function.
- • Movement of molecules.
- • Nervous system.
- • Homeostasis and endocrine.
- • The heart.
- • Cardiovascular system.
- • Respiratory system.
- • Digestion and metabolism.
- • Renal system.
- • Reproductive system.
- • Acid base.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed HBS100 (Introduction To Human Physiology), or HBS1HBA (Human Biosciences A) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
- Other requirements - Late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval from your home course coordinator, please contact Ask La Trobe for assistance with this request.
In this subject, you will first be introduced to concepts fundamental to the understanding of Human Physiology such as the organisation of the human body, homeostasis, basic cell structure and function, body fluids and the movement of molecules within body fluid compartments. The basics of nervous system and endocrine system function in the context of physiological regulation and homeostasis will then be explored. This information will provide the foundation for the study of major organ systems of the body including the muscular, digestive, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, renal, and reproductive systems. This subject will also include content on metabolism of nutrients and acid-base homeostasis.
- 2 x online assessments (2500 word total equiv) (70%)
- 4 x module quizzes (1400 word total equiv) (30%)
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