Human Physiology

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Physiology

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    SCB112 or LSB118 or LSB131 or LQB182 or LSB142

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A foundation in human physiology is crucial for students in optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, medical science, nutrition and other areas of allied health. This unit will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to enable your subsequent study in physiology, pathophysiology, pathology, endocrinology or pharmacology units in the later years of your course.You will also develop your communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate your knowledge and problem solving skills by describing and discussing the normal physiology of the major body systems, and be able to transfer and apply this knowledge to disease states.
    2. Demonstrate effective communication, ciritical thinking and collaborative skills while you develop your ability to perform and interpret basic physiological investigations.
    3. Demonstrate your ability to locate, analyse and synthesise information by applying appropriate scientific writing skills, including the ability to cite and reference your sources in a format appropriate to meet the standards of academic integrity.
    This unit will cover the physiology of the major body systems, including the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems. You will gain an understanding of the relationship between physiology, disease and medicine. You will apply your knowledge, problem solving and practical skills in the practical sessions and discuss topics in physiology.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.