• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Health, Medicine and the Body, Medical Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Paul Cooper
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course reviews the physiology of humans, placing particular emphasis on:

  • Heart function and circulation
  • Muscular contraction and movement
  • Kidney function and osmoregulation
  • Energetics and temperature regulation
  • Respiration
  • Digestion

The approaches taken include those based on organ systems and a comparative approach describing similar organ systems in different taxa and some consideration of how physiological systems are adjusted to function throughout the wide range of environments in which animals live.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Describe the physiology of major organs and organ systems in humans and other mammals
2. Understand the interplay between different organ systems and cellular responses to environmental change
3. Apply experimental design skills to understanding population responses and interpreting quantitative data

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Lab quizzes and/or short essays (15%; LO 1)
  • Lab report (15%; LO 2, 3)
  • Mid-term and final examinations (70%; LO 1, 2)

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Workload

Three lectures per week and five three-hour laboratory sessions

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed one of BIOL1004 or BIOL1008 and one of CHEM1101 or CHEM1201.

Prescribed Texts

Human Physiology and Anatomy by Marieb and Hoehn.


Majors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3429 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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