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HBS109 - Human Structure and Function

Unit details

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2017 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Craig Wright

Trimester 2: Daniel Belavy

Trimester 3: Simon Feros

Campus contact:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) - Anne Turner





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x online module per week (3-5 hours per week), 1 x 1 hour class workshop per week, and 4 x 2 hour practical classes per trimester

Cloud (Online): 1 x online module per week (3-5 hours per week), 1 x workshop per week (conducted asynchronously online), and 4 x 2 hour online practical class discussions per trimester


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This interdisciplinary unit provides an overview of the basic sciences of human anatomy and physiology, exploring issues of relevance to the health sciences. Specific topics to be addressed will include: organisation of the human body, outlining anatomical terms, chemical and structural bases of cell function, body tissues including integument, homeostasis and physiological control via neural and hormonal mechanisms that maintain a constant internal environment. Support and movement through an understanding of the musculo-skeletal system, and maintenance of key systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and immune systems.


Assessment Tasks Trimester 1, Trimester 2, 2017:

Assessment task 1: 4 x Practical content quizzes (online) 40%

Assessment task 2: 3 x Class content quizzes (online) 20%

Assessment task 3: End of trimester examination (2 hours) 40%


Assessment Tasks from Trimester 3, 2017:

Assessment task 1: 4 x online quizzes 20%

Assessment task 2: Pre practical tasks 10%

Assessment task 3: Case Base Learning assignment (approximately 2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 4: End of trimester examination (1.5 hours) 30%

Recommended texts

Anatomy and Physiology by OpenStax College
This text can be downloaded for free in various formats, check the website for details.

Elaine N Marieb. Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 11th  Edition, Pearson Education

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