Subject details

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

  • independently access and assimilate credible knowledge of basic physiological principles relating to the endocrine system, gastrointestinal system, renal system and respiratory system;
  • use independently acquired credible knowledge of the physiological principles in solving given real-world physiologically based problems;
  • work independently and collaboratively to achieve well, integrated, cohesive outcomes in physiology problem solving tasks.
    • Endocrine System
    • Gastrointestinal System
    • Respiratory System
    • Renal System
  • 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


Bachelor of Food and Nutrition students can undertake this subject if they have been enrolled in the prerequisite subject HBS101 in the previous study period. However if the prerequisite subject is failed you will automatically be removed from this subject. Contact an Open Universities Australia student advisor for more information.

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 B.

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

  • 2x scientific communication assessments (500 words each) (30%)
  • 10 x online = 150 word each (50%)
  • 2 x tests = 800 word equiv each (20%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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