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HBS109 - Human Structure and Function

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Enrolment modes:(B, CBD, G, W, X)
Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (B, CBD, G, W, X), Trimester 2 (B, CBD), Trimester 3 (X only)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: A Turner (B), Trimester 2: T Castricum (B), Trimester 3 2013-14: L Liberts (G)

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour lectures per week, 4 x 2 hour practical classes per trimester and 4 x 1 hour tutorial classes per trimester

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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.


Practical class worksheets (4 x 10%) 40%, mid-trimester test (1 hour) 20%, end of trimester examination (2 hours) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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