UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Anatomy and Human Biology major sequence
  • Level 1 option in the Physiology; Microbiology and Immunology major sequences
  • Level 1 complementary unit in the Neuroscience; Sport Science; Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major sequences
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Science students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 additional unit in the Neuroscience second major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit explores the biology of 'being human' in today's world with an emphasis on how humans interact with the environment and with each other. The unit includes (1) the genetic and evolutionary processes which determine human differences within and between populations; (2) the basic structure and function of the human body at the level of tissues, organs and systems; (3) how the nervous and endocrine systems interact to maintain homeostasis; (4) the processes of sleep, nutrition, growth, development and aging; and (5) the relationship of the biology of humans to their evolutionary history.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the genetic and evolutionary processes which determine human differences within and between populations, describe the basic structure and function of the human body including how homeostasis is maintained, and relate the biology of humans to their evolutionary history; (2) cooperate with other students to complete tasks and solve problems, use the language of human biology appropriately, and present clear and reasoned arguments; and (3) value understanding as a rational approach to learning, appreciate human diversity, appreciate human biology as a rational basis for the understanding of self, and recognise the overlap of human biology with other disciplines.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) lab/tutorial participation; (2) online assessment; and (3) end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Mrs Fiona O'Shea and Dr Vanessa Hayes
Unit rules
Advisable prior study: ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human strongly recommended. Students who have not completed ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human should complete a recommended reading list, available on LMS (Learning Management System).
Contact hours lectures: approximately 3 hours per week, delivered live and also all made available online; labs: approximately 1.5 hours per week; pre-labs: approximately 1 hour per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANHB1102/SEM-2/2017
Note Students undertaking this unit require an anatomy licence. To comply with this regulation, student names are automatically entered in the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology's Register of Anatomy Licences. Laboratories start in week two of semester. Students are allocated to laboratory groups by an online class allocation system (CAS). The purchase of laboratory (unit) manuals is strongly recommended for this unit. These can be obtained through the University Co-operative Bookshop and as a download from the unit online learning site. Some copies are made available for reference in laboratory classes.
Texts

Current Human Biology II Unit Manual

 

List of recommended textbooks is made available in the unit outline, published on the Learning Management System. 


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