HSN211 - Nutritional Physiology


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with:

HSN201 and HSN701

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

Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students: 1 x 2 hour class per week.

Warrnambool students: 1 x 2 hour online recorded classes

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2 hour online recorded classes per week


This unit expands on the knowledge acquired in HBS109 Human Structure and Function and examines the physiology pertinent to the study of human nutrition. Specifically, this unit will provide students with an understanding of: gastrointestinal system anatomy and physiology including mechanical & chemical digestion; nutrient absorption and pancreatic, liver and biliary system function; physiological mechanisms that control the gastrointestinal system; human nutrient requirements; renal physiology including body fluid homeostatis and water and electrolyte balance and excretion; energy use and control of energy balance; micronutrient use in normal cell functioning and physiological mutations that impact nutrient digestion and absorption.

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