Minor Overview

About this minor
A minor in Human Systems Physiology will provide a broad background to the inner workings of the human body, with a particular specialisation on cardiorespiratory function. Interactions between individual systems will be discussed in both an environmental and exercise context. The minor will advance professional skills including scientific communication (report writing, poster construction, oral presentation), simple and more advanced statistical analysis of data, experimental design, health and safety when recruiting and studying human subjects, and preparation of research proposals for grant funding. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) recall and integrate key knowledge and concepts about the function of organs and how their function is coordinated; (2) explain a range of physiological phenomena with reference to the underlying fundamental physicochemical processes; (3) describe the key elements of the scientific method and research design; (4) perform measurements of physiological phenomena from human subjects and animal tissue using a range of measurement equipment; (5) collaborate in small teams in a physiology laboratory setting and simulated scientific conference; (6) analyse and interpret physiological data derived from a range of measurement systems; (7) clearly communicate scientific facts and concepts in written and oral form, using standard scientific format and terminology; and (8) search and critically analyse research literature.
Incompatibility

MJD-PHYGY Physiology;

MJD-SPTSC Sport Science;

MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health;

MJD-HSANP Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology);

MJD-BCNDM Biochemistry of Nutrition;

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
Students who have completed PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems are not required to take PHYL1001 Physiology — How Does the Human Body Work?:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human None
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
Students who have completed PHYL1001 Physiology — How Does the Human Body Work are not required to take PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems?:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility
Enrolment in
Unit(s) PHYL1001 Physiology - How Does the Human Body Work?
Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
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