Human Physiology 1

Unit code: RBM1518 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
St Albans
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Overview
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Overview

The unit introduces students to the organisation and function of the human body. Characteristics of the major tissues and organs are covered, including the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and immune systems. The importance of homeostasis and the role of the neuro-endocrine system in maintaining equilibrium within the body are emphasised as ongoing concepts.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental structure, functions and interactions of the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, immune and integumentary systems in the human body;
  2. Explain how the body systems act and interact to maintain a constant internal environment (homeostasis);
  3. Demonstrate requisite skills in experimental techniques, recording and critical analysis of data and report writing.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Exercise
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Grade: 15%
In-class quizzes (lab)
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
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Grade: 25%
Two lab reports (750 words each)
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 30%
Three (3) Topic Tests
Assessment type: Exercise
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Grade: 30%
Guided inquiry worksheets (3x10% each)

Required reading

Human Physiology: From cells to systems
Sherwood, L. (2015)| Boston, MA: Cengage Learning

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