NATS 2035 Human Systems Physiology 2

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301270

Coordinator Kayte Jenkin Opens in new window

Description Human Systems Physiology 2 builds upon the core concepts and terminology introduced in Concepts in Physiology and Human Systems Physiology 1, focusing on the function of visceral organs and explore how these organ systems are regulated, integrated, and function within the human body. The focus will be on the lymphatic, immune, digestive, renal and reproductive systems. Students will collect, interpret and analyse data to develop an understanding of the physiological responses of the human body.

School Science

Discipline Medical Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) BIOS 1033

Incompatible Subjects BIOS 1022 - Introduction to Human Biology

Assumed Knowledge

Concepts in physiology topics such as physical and chemical principles of physiology, homeostasis and Human Systems Physiology 1, a subject which will cover the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, muscle and respiratory systems. Human Systems Physiology 2 focuses on visceral organ systems, however, knowledge developed in Human Systems Physiology 1 (particularly regarding how the nervous and endocrine systems regulate organ systems) will help students in their understanding of the content covered in Human Systems Physiology 2.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify, describe and explain the functions and controls of the lymphatic, immune, digestive, renal and reproductive systems of the body.
  2. Describe how the function of different organ systems of the body integrate in order to maintain homeostasis (with emphasis on visceral organs).
  3. Collect, interpret and discuss data from practical and learning workshop classes in order to investigate physiological principles.
  4. Communicate effectively by listening, speaking and participating in discussion of physiology.

Subject Content

-Blood and immune systems
-Lymphatic system
-Renal system
-Digestive system
-Reproductive system


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
Participation: 4 x Learning Workshops 2 hours each 5 N Individual
4 x Learning Workshop Pre-Quizzes 20 minutes 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual
Group Laboratory Report 600 words 15 N Group
Individual Laboratory Report 800 words 20 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Amerman, E, 2019, Human anatomy & physiology (Second edition; Global ed.), Pearson ISBN: 9781292260174

Teaching Periods




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