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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2,3Session 2,3
Gold CoastSession 2,3Session 2,3
LismoreSession 2,3Session 2,3

Unit aim

Examines normal physiological mechanisms of the human body including basic cellular functions, the nervous and endocrine systems, muscle contraction, circulation, respiration, renal system and body fluid and electrolytes homeostasis, digestion and absorption, metabolism, reproduction, and defence mechanisms. Develops essential foundational concepts for further studies in health and human sciences.

Unit content

  • Observation, collection, recording and explanation of physiological data
  • Scientific foundation for understanding body function
  • Concept of homeostasis
  • Cellular physiology
  • Endocrine system function
  • Neural signalling
  • Central nervous system function
  • Sensory physiology
  • Peripheral nervous system function
  • Muscle Physiology
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Respiratory physiology
  • Renal function
  • Immune system function
  • Reproductive physiology

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour (intensive)

Teaching method
Lecture online 6 hours/week (4 weeks)
Lecture online 2 hours/week (2 weeks)
Laboratory session 3 x 2 hours/week (Wks 5, 12)
Laboratory session 2 x 2 hours/week (Wks 3, 7)
Assessment
Exam: closed book50%
Exam: closed book40%
Quiz10%

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours/week (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 2 hours/week (3 wks (Wks 1, 5, 12))
Laboratory session 2 hours/week
Assessment
Exam: closed book40%
Exam: closed book50%
Quiz10%

Gold Coast (intensive)

Teaching method
Lecture online 6 hours/week (4 weeks)
Lecture online 2 hours/week (2 weeks)
Laboratory session 3 x 2 hours/week (Wks 5, 12)
Laboratory session 2 x 2 hours/week (Wks 3, 7)
Assessment
Exam: closed book50%
Exam: closed book40%
Quiz10%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours/week (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 2 hours/week (3 wks (Wks 1, 5, 12))
Laboratory session 2 hours/week
Assessment
Exam: closed book40%
Exam: closed book50%
Quiz10%

Lismore (intensive)

Teaching method
Lecture online 6 hours/week (4 weeks)
Lecture online 2 hours/week (2 weeks)
Laboratory session 3 x 2 hours/week (Wks 5, 12)
Laboratory session 2 x 2 hours/week (Wks 3, 7)
Assessment
Exam: closed book50%
Exam: closed book40%
Quiz10%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours/week (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 2 hours/week (3 wks (Wks 1, 5, 12))
Laboratory session 2 hours/week
Assessment
Exam: closed book40%
Exam: closed book50%
Quiz10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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