Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Expands on the basic foundations of anatomy and physiology as outlined in Introductory Anatomy and Physiology. Provides more in-depth and relatable detail about the integration of the body systems in maintaining normal life sustaining functions. By applying theoretical knowledge to real-life situations, students will exit the unit with a sound understanding of the integrated nature of the body systems and be able to apply their knowledge as workable theory in their various fields of health.  

Unit content

  1. Cellular physiology: The chemical, cellular and tissue levels of organization are covered in detail.
  2. Support and movement: Detailed anatomical structure and physiological function of bones, joints, muscles and the integumentary system.
  3. Regulation, integration and control: Detailed structure and function of endocrine and nervous systems and their role in homeostasis.
  4. Fluids and transport: Detailed structure and function of the cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems.
  5. Energy balance: Detailed structure and function of the respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Details of metabolism, nutrition and fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance.  
  6. Human Development and reproduction: Detailed structure and function of the reproductive system, detailed level of development and inheritance.  

 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explain and apply knowledge of cellular physiology to cellular processes essential to life, including membrane transport and cellular communication
2illustrate how overall homeostasis of the human body is achieved
3relate anatomy and physiology concepts of the individual systems to their integrated functions
4examine physiological processes in the context of health and disease

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain and apply knowledge of cellular physiology to cellular processes essential to life, including membrane transport and cellular communication
  2. illustrate how overall homeostasis of the human body is achieved
  3. relate anatomy and physiology concepts of the individual systems to their integrated functions
  4. examine physiological processes in the context of health and disease

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Workbook50%
Quiz30%
Workbook20%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Workbook50%
Quiz30%
Workbook20%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Workbook50%
Quiz30%
Workbook20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

+