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 endocrine system, gastrointestinal system, respiratory system and renal 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
    • Endocrine System
    • Gastrointestinal System
    • Respiratory System
    • Renal System
  • 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 B.

In this subject, students will gain knowledge in systemic physiology which includes the
endocrine system, gastrointestinal system, respiratory system and renal system. Content is divided into two modules and delivered by online resources linked to the student learning management system (LMS).

  • Assignment 1 - 2x 500 word each (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - 10 x online = 200 word each (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - 2 x tests = 500 word equiv each (20%)

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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