HBS109 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Community Based Delivery*, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Trimester 1
Burwood (Melbourne): Spencer Roberts
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Craig Wright

Trimester 2
Burwood (Melbourne): Spencer Roberts



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour Introductory online class (Weeks 1-3 only)
1 x online module per week
1 x 90 minutes seminar per week
4 x 2 hour practical classes per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2 hour Introductory online class (Weeks 1-3 only)
1 x online module per week
1 x 90 minutes online seminar per week
4 x 2 hour online seminars per trimester (practical focused; weeks 4, 6, 8, 10)


*National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute students only


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.

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