On Campus
2 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial fortnightly
1 x 3-hour laboratory weekly

2 x 1-hour online lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour online tutorial weekly
1 x 2 hour online exercises weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MIDW1014, MMED1005, NURS1022 has been successfully completed
Examination, Laboratory exercises, Assignment
Topic description

The topic covers the human organ systems in detail (in particular, the integumentary, musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous, cardiovascular, renal, gastro-intestinal, respiratory and reproductive systems). In addition some chemical and physical science principles applied to the body are introduced where appropriate. This topic will provide the student with a strong general background knowledge of both anatomy and physiology.

Educational aims

This topic aims to introduce the student to the basic anatomy and physiology of the healthy human body.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and describe gross anatomical structures in the human body systems using appropriate scientific terminology
  2. Demonstrate understanding of basic normal physiology of body systems
  3. Apply the understanding of physical science to applicable body systems
  4. Demonstrate concise scientific communication skills in the areas of anatomy and physiology
  5. Record, analyse and present the results from performing practical laboratory exercises

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.