Human Systems Physiology 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.

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.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take the following unit:
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 and Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
Unit(s) IMED1002 The Facts of Life
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or
Successful completion of one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or
Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or
Unit(s) MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or
Unit(s) PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil