Unit description

Examines normal physiological mechanisms of human body systems including muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, immune and reproductive systems.  Detailed understandings of cellular mechanisms and homeostatic control developed in Human Physiology I are applied to understanding the normal functioning of the specific organ systems. Develops essential foundational concepts for further studies in health and human sciences.

Unit content

This is the second of two Human Physiology units which must be studied sequentially. This unit covers:

  1. Introduction /Muscles
  2. Muscles/ Control of Body Movement
  3. Cardiovascular System- Blood
  4. Cardiovascular System- Heart Function and Blood Vessels
  5. Respiratory System
  6. Gas Transport/ Control of Respiration
  7. Urinary System
  8. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance/Acid - Base Balance
  9. Digestive System
  10. Metabolism
  11. Immune System
  12. Reproductive System

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

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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