NATS 1030 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

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Description Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 systematically covers anatomy and physiology at an introductory level. This subjewct is designed to provide students, especially those in clinical health science programs, with an overview of body systems and their functions, to ensure a suitable basis for their future studies. The subject studies the basic structure and function of the major body systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and lymphatic. This subject also explores the physiological processes involved in the immune response, cell metabolism, regulation of body fluids and acid-base balance. Emphasis is placed on the interconnection and relationship between structure and function at every level of organisation.

School Science

Discipline Medical Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects NATS 1001
NATS 1002
NATS 1010

Incompatible Subjects BIOS 1024
BIOS 1018
NATS 1013
NATS 1015
NATS 1017
BIOS 1025
NATS 1012


Students must be enrolled at The College in the courses:

6042 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science
6043 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science
7120 Diploma in Science Extended – Medical Science
7122 Diploma in Science Extended - Science
7084 Diploma in Science – exit

Students enrolled in Extended courses must have passed 40 CPs of preparatory units before enrolling in this unit.

Students enrolled in Integrated courses must have passed or be enrolled in the preparatory units before enrolling in this unit.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic biological / anatomical / physiological principles, as would be acquired in Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

Learning Outcomes

Identify, describe and explain basic form and function of specific anatomical structures. 
Identify, describe and explain the physiological processes of major body systems.
Describe and explain the interrelationships within and between anatomical and physiological systems of the human body.
Describe and explain how body systems help to maintain a constant internal environment.

Subject Content

•Introductory anatomy and physiology of the following body systems:
Cardiovascular system
Respiratory system
Digestive system
Urinary system
Reproductive system
Lymphatic system and immunity
•Body fluids, acid-base balance, metabolism

Special Requirements

Essential equipment

Lab coat


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz Up to 40 mins 20 N Individual
Intra-session Exam Up to 90 mins 20 N Individual
Practical Exam 90-100 mins 25 N Individual
End-of-session Exam 2 hrs 35 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

Amerman, E.C., (2016) Human Anatomy and Physiology. Global Edition.  Pearson Education Ltd

Teaching Periods

Term 3 (2023)

Nirimba Education Precinct


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Term 3 (2024)

Nirimba Education Precinct


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