PSIO120 Introductory Human Physiology 2

Updated: 28 July 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Mandatory There is no mandatory Intensive School for this unit in Trimester 2, 2020.
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HBIO120 or HUBS120 or PSIO210 or PSIO211 or PSIO411
Notes

Recommended knowledge: PSIO110 or HUBS110.

The School of Science and Technology considers all practical / laboratory activities as essential to student learning.

Attendance and participation in all practical / laboratory classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Mary McMillan (mrookle2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit follows on from Introductory Human Physiology 1 and is designed to complete the general introduction to human anatomy and physiology. Students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of cells and tissues, and will apply this to the structures and functions of the nervous, sensory nervous, endocrine, digestive and reproductive systems. Students will be introduced to human genetics, human growth and ageing. The theoretical knowledge will be enhanced by its application in the practical component of this unit. This unit provides essential background for concurrent and sequential first year units as well as for second and third year units in human physiology, pathophysiology and the biomedical sciences.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology: 2nd Asia-Pacific Edition + Wiley eText

ISBN: 9780730363538
Tortora, G.J. and Derrickson, B.H. et al., Wiley Direct 2nd ed. 2019

Note: If preferred, students can purchase the eText only (ISBN 9780730354987).

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 15% approx 1000
Assessment Notes

Assignment 1. Online short answers and multiple choice questions. It is mandatory to submit this assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 2 15% approx 1000
Assessment Notes

Assignment 2. Online short answers and multiple choice questions. It is mandatory to submit this assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 3 10% approx 1000
Assessment Notes

Practical quiz. Multiple choice questions based on practical activities. It is mandatory to submit this assignment.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 4 0%
Assessment Notes

Practicals. The School of Science and Technology considers all practical / laboratory activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical / laboratory classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Online Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 60%
Assessment Notes

Unsupervised Open Book Exam. The final examination is mandatory. Note: To complete the unit, i.e. to achieve a passing grade, the student must attempt and submit all assessment tasks, obtain a minimum of 40% in the final examination, and perform at a level of 50% or above in the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. describe the major components and functions of body systems emphasising homeostasis, and its maintenance by feedback systems in health and disease;
  2. explain the major characteristics of biologically important molecules, especially in relation to functions in the body and make appropriate use of basic chemical terminology;
  3. apply this knowledge and understanding to the structures and functions of the nervous, sensory nervous, endocrine, digestive, and reproductive systems; as well as human development and ageing;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the broad concepts of human genetics including cell division for cell replication and human reproduction, inheritance patterns and current issues in biotechnology; and
  5. develop skills which will allow students to interpret observations of body structure and functions, and apply scientific principles and techniques.