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HSE208 - Integrated Human Physiology

Unit details

Year2016 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 either Burwood (Melbourne) for students enrolled in Burwood (Melbourne) based courses or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) for all other students 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.

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