BIOS 1038 Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Virginia Shepherd Opens in new window

Description This unit introduces the levels of structural organisation of the human body together with scientific and medical terminology used in anatomy and physiology. It deals with gross structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body and where appropriate, a brief outline of environmental factors and personal health practices that affect optimal human body function will be introduced. It also deals with basic biomechanics of musculoskeletal system.

School Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects BIOS 1035 Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC)
LGYA 7033 Human Medical Sciences 1
BIOS 1022 Introduction to Human Biology
BIOS 1023 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)

Incompatible Subjects NATS 1013 Introduction to Anatomy
NATS 1014 Introduction to Anatomy (WSTC)
BIOS 1025 Introduction to Physiology
BIOS 1026 Introduction to Physiology (WSTC)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at The College. Students enrolled in 7142 Diploma in Health Science Extended and 7143 Diploma in Health Science (HPE) Extended need to have passed 40 CPs of preparatory subjects in order to enrol in this subject. Students enrolled in 6000 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science and 6001 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (HPE) need to have passed or be enrolled in the preparatory subjects in these programs in order to enrol in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Define and use the scientific and medical terminology of anatomy and physiology to accurately describe the location and function of organs and organ systems of the human body
  2. Describe the levels of structural organisation of the human body
  3. Identify the structure and function of different tissue types and organs
  4. Explain the basic anatomy and physiology of the major body systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems
  5. Determine the environmental and personal health practices affecting optimal function of human body
  6. Describe the biomechanics of the human musculoskeletal system.

Subject Content

1.Scientific and medical terminology in anatomy and physiology
2.Levels of structural organisation of human body
3.Gross structure and function of major organ systems of the human body as listed below. Where appropriate, environmental factors and personal health practices affecting optimal function of the human body
(a)The integumentary system
(b)The skeletal system
(c)The muscular system
(d)The nervous system
(e)The endocrine system
(f)The cardiovascular system
(g)The lymphatic system and immunity
(h)The respiratory system
(i)The digestive system
(j)The urinary system
(k)The reproductive system
4.Biomechanics of human musculoskeletal system
1.Scientific and medical terminology in anatomy and physiology
2.Levels of structural organisation of human body
3.Gross structure and function of major organ systems of the human body as listed below. Where appropriate, environmental factors and personal health practices affecting optimal function of the human body
(a)The integumentary system
(b)The skeletal system
(c)The muscular system
(d)The nervous system
(e)The endocrine system
(f)The cardiovascular system
(g)The lymphatic system and immunity
(h)The respiratory system
(i)The digestive system
(j)The urinary system
(k)The reproductive system
4.Biomechanics of human musculoskeletal system

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 3 quizzes. Up to 60 minutes/quiz 30 N Individual
Workshop participation 10 weeks 10 N Individual
Intra-session Exam 90 minutes 25 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 35 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Tortora, G.J., Derrickson, B., Burkett, B., et al. (2018). Principles of anatomy and physiology (2nd Asia-Pacific ed.), John Wiley & Sons.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Virginia Shepherd Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Virginia Shepherd Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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