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BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 25 March 2023


Pre-requisite: BIO1203


This course builds on relevant knowledge developed from BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 that introduced to the structure and function of human cells, tissues and organ systems. BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 will provide novel, cutting-edge physiological knowledge that will be complemented with practical activities. These will offer students experiences with experimental techniques used in modern physiology and will help them to put theory into practice. The knowledge gained from this course provides a foundation for further study in a number of health-related discipline areas.

An organ systems approach is used in this course to study anatomy and physiology and to explain how this relates to health and common pathologies and their pharmacological treatments in the context of disease, trauma and exercise. This course provides further, in-depth information from six topics that were undertaken in BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1. The topics covered in BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 include cell physiology and the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems. These topics will be reviewed and extended to topics on cutting-edge and current research.

In some disciplines, students need to demonstrate competency before they can progress further in their studies. Competency involves the application skills and knowledge to a particular standard performance.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students. To pass this course, students must attend at least 5 of the 6 residential school sessions or fortnightly laboratory classes. Students' non-compliance with the attendance requirement will mean the student cannot pass the course.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2023 External
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2023 External
Date printed 25 March 2023