HSN107 - Physiology of Human Growth and Development


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HSNM107
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2 hour lecture per week
5 x 1 hour seminars per trimester delivered electronically online


This unit aims to develop students’ knowledge of the biological and physiological basis of human growth and development across the lifespan. Fundamentals of cell biology and metabolism will be applied to physiological changes occurring during foetal life, followed by the postnatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence and ageing life stages. The fundamentals of genetics and inheritance of human traits will be developed with an emphasis on inborn errors of metabolism and polymorphisms affecting nutrient needs.

Recommended texts

Martini, Nath and Bartholomew. Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Tenth Edition (Global Edition). Pearson ISBN 13: 9781292074870

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