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HSE208 - Integrated Human Physiology

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)^ with significant campus requirements

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H315, H343, D394, H355 OR S323 students completing the Nutrition and Exercise Science major (MJ-H000026) OR H300 and D391 students completing the Nutrition major (MJ-H000007).

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Trimester 2: Anne Turner

Trimester 3: Craig Wright

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Craig Wright




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 2 Campus: 5 x 1 hour seminars per trimester, 5 x 2 hour laboratories per trimester, 2 x 1 hour classes at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) per week.

Trimester 3 Cloud (online)^: 22 x 1 hour classes (recordings provided) and 5 x 1 hour online seminars and 2 consecutive days of laboratory work, scheduled during trimester. Laboratory work to be undertaken at either Burwood (Melbourne) for students enrolled at Burwood (Melbourne) based courses or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) for all other students.


^Trimester 3 students enrol as Cloud (online); however there are significant campus requirements


This unit provides an overview of the concept of homeostasis and physiological control systems; integrated physiological responses to various challenges to homeostasis in humans. The experimental methods utilised to assess physiological responses in the human will also be examined.


Assessment task 1: Written reports (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Seminar questions 10%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

Widmaier, E. P., Raff, H. and Strang, K. T. 2016, Vander’s human physiology: The mechanisms of body function, 14th edn, McGraw Hill, New York, NY/USA.

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