Human Physiology

Unit set code: HMAHPH | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
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The Human Physiology major provides an integrated suite of units which builds upon the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology covered in the College core units. Specifically, students will learn about regional and rehabilitation anatomy, cardiorespiratory, renal and neuromuscular physiology and associated diseases. The relationships between gastrointestinal function, diet, nutrition, metabolism and human health will be covered, including examining the role of diet in chronic diseases and its importance in growth and development. In the final year, students will draw on their knowledge and apply their learning in different contexts in the two capstone units, Applied Biomedical Sciences and Integrative Physiology.

Unit set structure

For a major study students must complete ninety-six (96) credit points of study, comprising:

  • Eight (8) Specialist Area units.
What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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