HBS102 Human Structure and Function 2

Unit Description

HBS102 Human Structure and Function 2 considers the maintenance of body homeostasis through an investigation of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal systems. We will investigate electrical and mechanical functions of the heart, its interaction with the blood vessels, the hormones and the autonomic nervous system that control heart function.

Next, we study the role of the renal system in the control of the chemical composition of the body, water balance and body fluid volume.

Finally, the gastrointestinal system and its structure and functions.


There are no prerequisites for this unit, although this follows from HBS 101 Human Structure and Function 1.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit the student will be able to:

Graduate Attributes (GA)

In addition to the unit-specific learning outcomes listed above, the following graduate attributes are taught, developed and assessed in varying degrees within this unit:

Key Dates

Week 1 Semester commences
Week 6 Assessment 1: Examination (20%)
Post Week 6 Mid-semester break
Week 10 Assessment 2: Written Assessment (30%)
Weekly Assessment 3: Weekly discussions (10%)
To be completed weekly by Sunday
Marked at Week 12 conclusio
Week 14 Assessment 4: Examination (40%)