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HSE208 - Integrated Human Physiology

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)^

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): Liz Liberts




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):  5 x 2 hour laboratories scheduled during one week early in the trimester to be undertaken at Burwood (Melbourne) or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and 5 x 1 hour seminars (conducted live online)


^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: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Widmaier, E. P., Raff, H. and Strang, K. T. 2014, Vander’s human physiology: The mechanisms of body function, 13th edn, McGraw Hill, New York, NY/USA.

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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