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 peripheral 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. whilst working independently and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team, complete a physiologically well-reasoned evidence based test on the outcomes of a defined case study.
  • Topics
    • Nervous system
    • Skeletal muscle
    • Smooth muscle
    • Cardiac muscle
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Blood
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Web links
      • Wikis
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    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 subject, students gain knowledge in systemic physiology. The subject is divided into two modules. Module one focuses on the study of the human nervous system and skeletal muscle. Module two focuses on the human cardiovascular system and blood.

  • Assignment 1 - 2 x 500-word submission (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - 2 x 800-word MCQ tests (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - 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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