The course will comprise an introduction to aspects of human biology with an emphasis on the interaction of organ systems such as nervous, circulatory, digestive and endocrine with some of the major concerns of our lives including reproduction, diet, exercise and disease. The program assumes no previous qualifications in biology. Topics discussed may include: sex and reproduction, infection and immunity, exercise and use of energy, brain function and the biology of weight regulation.
This course is an excellent one for students interested in medical sciences and intending to pursue later courses in physiology, neuroscience and immunology.
Students who intend to continue studies in biochemistry and molecular biology in second and third year should do CHEM1101 and CHEM 1201, as they are prerequisites for many later year courses offered by the Research School of Biology.
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. Discuss human reproductive physiology, nutritional needs and body weight
2. Discuss the energy, regulatory and structural requirements of movement
3. Discuss the processes of infection and immunity
4. Identify, evaluate and integrate information about human biology
5. Appreciate an ethical perspective in understanding advances in human biology
Other InformationStudents who intend to continue studies in biochemistry and molecular biology in second and third year should do CHEM1101 and CHEM1201, as they are prerequisites for many later year courses offered by the Research School of Biology.
Assessment will be based on:
- Reports and assignments (50%; LO 1-5)
- Written exam (50%; LO 1-4)
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WorkloadThree lectures per week, and up to 26 hours of laboratory and tutorial sessions.
Please note that there is no prescribed text for this course, but it is advised that students access relevant reading material in a first year level text book as they progress through the course. For those who are doing more than one first year course in Biology you will find Campbell’s Biology, Reece et al., latest Edition (Australian Version) useful.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3602||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|