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SLE211 - Principles of Physiology

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Chris Lim


One of SLE111, HBS109 or SLE132



Incompatible with: SBB232
Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


This unit introduces students to the basic language and concepts of physiology in relation to the function of humans. The unifying theme throughout this unit is homeostasis. Physiology is investigated as a group of interacting systems, each of which itself has a number of structural and functional levels of organisation. Topics include homeostasis and the internal environment, the nervous system, skeletal and smooth muscle physiology; and gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive physiology.


1 x class test 25%, practical work (1 x group assignment 20%, 1 x individual practical assignment 15%; practical tests 5%) 40%, examination 35%

Prescribed texts

Sherwood, 2014, Human Physiology: From Cells To Systems, 9th Ed, Cengage Learning, USA

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