Subject details

At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. independently access and assimilate credible knowledge of basic physiological principles relating to the nervous system, muscular system and cardiovascular system.
  2. use independently acquired credible knowledge of the physiological principles in solving given real-world physiologically based problems
  3. work independently and collaboratively to achieve well, integrated, cohesive outcomes in physiology problem solving tasks
    • Nervous system
    • Skeletal muscle
    • Smooth muscle
    • Cardiac muscle
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Blood
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

LTU-HBS101-Introduction to Human Physiology

Special requirements

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    This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Please note: this subject was previously known as Human Physiology Theory A.

In this fully online subject students gain knowledge in systems physiology, which includes the nervous system, muscle tissue, and the cardiovascular system. The detailed online resources will be supported by interactive online sessions and complemented by enquiry-based activities.

  • 2 x 500-word scientific communication assessments (30%)
  • 2 x 800-word MCQ tests (40%)
  • 10 x 150-word MCQ tests (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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