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HSN107 - Physiology of Human Growth and Development

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

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

Gunveen Kaur





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Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week delivered on campus and 5 x 1 hour seminars per trimester delivered electronically via cloud.


This unit aims to develop students’ knowledge of the biological and physiological basis of human growth and development across the lifespan. Fundamentals of cell biology and metabolism will be applied to physiological changes occurring during foetal life, followed by the postnatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence and ageing life stages.  The fundamentals of genetics and inheritance of human traits will be developed with an emphasis on inborn errors of metabolism and polymorphisms affecting nutrient needs.


Assessment task 1: Four online multiple choice question tests (5% each) for a total of 20%

Assessment task 2: One written assignment (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Final examination (2 hours) 50%

Recommended texts

Martini, Nath and Bartholomew. Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Tenth Edition (Global Edition). Pearson ISBN 13: 9781292074870

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