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HBS109 - Human Structure and Function

Unit details


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: Liz Liberts

Trimester 2: Daniel Belavy

Trimester 3: Craig Wright

Campus contact:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) - Anne Turner





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 4 x 2 hour practicals per trimester and 4 x 1 hour seminars per trimester

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


*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 task 1: Practical class online tests (4 x 10%) 40%

Assessment task 2: 3 cloud (online) quizzes total 20%

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

Prescribed texts

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

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