28 x 1-hour lectures per semester
7 x 1.5-hour tutorials per semester
7 x 1-hour seminars per semester
3 x 2-hour laboratory-1s per semester
4 x 1-hour laboratory-2s per semester
2 x 1.5-hour project works per semester
1 1 of BIOL1101, BIOL1102, BIOL1601, BIOL1602, MMED1005, HLTH1004, BIOL1202, BIOL1203, HLTH1210
2 1 of CHEM1101, CHEM1102, CHEM1201, CHEM1202, CHEM1601, CHEM1602, ENGR1722, CHEM1203, CHEM1204, CHEM1205
3 Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
3a Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
3b Admission into BEXS-Bachelor of Exercise Science
3c Admission into BEXSMCEXP-Bachelor of Exercise Science, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
3d Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
3e Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
3f Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
4 1 of HLTH1004, HLTH1210
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c or 3d or 3e or 3f) and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MMED2927, MMED8931 has been successfully completed
Examination(s), Online quizzes, Practicals
Topic description

The topic aims to provide a knowledge of the function of the organ systems of the human body. The control mechanisms regulating these organ systems and how their functions are integrated will be highlighted

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with an understanding of how the human body works to maintain normal day to day homeostasis and how it adapts to challenges placed on it by the environment or imposed activities. Functions of the major organ systems; cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive system will be defined, as well as how the functions of these organ systems are integrated to maintain and support life.

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

  1. Connect the structure and function of human organ systems
  2. Apply theoretical and factual knowledge of human physiology in a practical context including analysis of physiological measures
  3. Work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  4. Apply human physiology to a variety of work contexts

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.