Double Major Overview

Description

This major integrates complementary disciplines of Anatomy and Physiology and focuses on how human form and function have adapted and acclimatised to different environmental pressures. As well as foundational information on these disciplines, from the molecular to population level, you will examine form and function in the context of human health (including exercise). At level 3 you will develop an integrated overview of the different human systems. Theory presented in this course is supplemented with practical laboratory experiences and the dissection and study of human cadaveric material. This major also allows you to select units that examine humans and our changing environment in the cultural and social context.

The interdisciplinary nature of Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology) provides a focus on how culture has, and continues to, impact human societies and how this knowledge can be applied to health-science related disciplines. The major provides a strong foundation in knowledge and capabilities for allied health postgraduate programs and direct pathway to the following UWA allied health postgraduate degrees: Clinical Audiology, Pharmacy, and Optometry.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) integrate key knowledge and concepts in human biology including structural and functional characteristics of living cells and macromolecules and genetic mechanisms underlying inheritance, replication and translation of proteins; (2) describe the structural and organisational levels of the human body at both the gross and microscopic level; (3) integrate key knowledge and concepts about the structure and function of human systems (from cells to organs) and how their function is coordinated; (4) describe and understand human body physiology under different environmental conditions

; (5) demonstrate competency in working in a team

; (6) demonstrate an understanding of the value of human diversity and for the way in which it informs the various health-related disciplines; (7) demonstrate competency in library research, critical scientific reading, clear written and verbal communication, and effective data collection, analysis and interpretation

; and (8) apply the knowledge and skills required for employment and further studies related to health-related sciences.

Broadening guidelines

The extended major provides depth of knowledge in the disciplines of Anatomy and Physiology that will prepare a student for further studies or research in health-science related areas. Suggested minors to complement the units within this extended major would expand knowledge in: "Data Science" to obtain additional skills in data management and analysis that are becoming highly valued in health-related industries; "Environmental Economics" to better appreciate the impact that the environment has beyond human form and function; "Brain and Behaviour" to explore the aligned discipline of neuroscience; "Women's Health" to better understand the complexities of reproductive biology and associated health issues; "OneHealth" and "Earth's environmental Challenges" to further explore the impact of environmental changes on every life including our health.

Prerequisites

Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in the first year. Students without ATAR mathematics will take two first year mathematics units.

Chemistry ATAR or an additional chemistry unit taken in the first year.

Incompatibilities

MJD-PHYGY Physiology (ID 118)

MJD-ANHBY Anatomy and Human Biology

Courses

Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology) [not available in 2023] can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

No study plans found for this major. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human None
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human None
S1, S2 CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063)
or ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or ATAR Subject(s) WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or equivalent
S1 PHYL1001 Physiology - How Does the Human Body Work?
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-PHYGY Physiology
or MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
or MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MJD-HSANP Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology)
or MJD-BCNDM Biochemistry of Nutrition
or MJD-NEURS Neuroscience
or MJD-HSNEM Human Science and Neuroscience
or MJD-ANHBY Anatomy and Human Biology Minor(s) MNR-ORGPH Human Systems Physiology
Incompatibility
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
S2 SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) Human Biology or equivalent
or ATAR Subject(s) Biology or equivalent
or Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or Unit(s) IMED1001 Form and Function
and Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry or equivalent
or Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCIE2225 Molecular Biology
Bridging units

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher are required to complete MATH1721 or SCIE1500, (SCIE1500 recommended). Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent or higher are required to complete MATH1720 and either MATH1721 or SCIE1500, (SCIE1500 recommended).
Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent or higher are required to complete CHEM1003:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or with permission
Incompatibility
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
S1, S2 MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
or
Mathematics Methods ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or equivalent
Incompatibility
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and STAT1520 Economics and Business Statistics
S1, S2 SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Subject Mathematics Applications
or Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals (ID 5107)
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Mathematics Methods
and Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (ID 5108)

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
12 points ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
and ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or 6 points ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
and 6 points BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or IMED1001 Form and Function
or SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
or SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
S1 ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
two Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or Unit(s) IMED1001 Form and Function
or Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
S2 MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Prerequisites
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell (ID 1019) and one Of
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (ID 1254) (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology).
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human (ID 1090).
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human (ID 1120)
or
IMED1001 Form and Function (ID 5965)
and IMED1002 The Facts of Life (ID 5966)
Incompatibility
for pre-2012 courses: MICR2205 General and Applied Microbiology
S1 PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
Prerequisites
CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
and SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
CHEM1004 Biological Chemistry
and SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
BIOC1001 Introductory Cellular Biochemistry
and SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
IMED1001 Form and Function
and IMED1002 The Facts of Life
S2 PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells None
S1 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology None
Degree-specific major units

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or Unit(s) IMED1108 Issues in Women's Health Across the Lifespan
S2 BMED2001 Humanities in Health and Medicine
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
level 1 24 points Unit(s)
Degree-specific major units

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation None
S1 ENVT2222 Environmental and Human Health None

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (18 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ANHB3324 Human Structure and Function
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development (ID 1143)
or Successful completion of
96 points
and Unit(s) SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement (ID 1064)
and Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human (ID 1090)
or Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human (ID 1120)
S1 PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
S2 PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function
Prerequisites
Successful completion of Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and
PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Degree-specific major units

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation (ID 1171)
or Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
or Unit(s) ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
N/A ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation
or Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
or Unit(s) ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology
S2 SSEH3366 Bioenergetics in Exercise, Nutrition and Energy Balance None
Degree-specific major units

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society None
S1 BMED3002 Application of Humanities to Health care
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-HHMED Humanities in Health and Medicine