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BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Semester 3, 2019 External
Short Description: Human Anatomy & Physiology 2
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 010913 - Human Biology
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Eliza Whiteside


Pre-requisite: BIO1203

Other requisites

The laboratory component of this course will be at the Springfield Campus for Ipswich ONC and EXT offering


This course builds on relevant knowledge developed from BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 that provided an introduction 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 demonstrations. 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 muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems. These topics will be reviewed and extended to topics on cutting edge and current research. This course contains a highly recommended residential school for external students and highly recommended on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students (non-attendance will mean the student misses both an element for assessment preparation and an element of assessment).


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Describe and integrate knowledge about the functions and needs of the various tissues, organs and organ systems, and explain how they relate to health and common pathologies and their pharmacological treatments in the context of disease, trauma and exercise.
  2. Measure basic physiological parameters, perform basic analyses, and interpret the data, taking into account the limitations of the methodology on the conclusions that can be drawn.
  3. Explain and analyse the importance of scientific rigour in responding to the demand for evidence-based models and in developing a deeper understanding of the functioning of organ systems and the human body.
  4. Analyse and predict outcomes related to knowledge of the structure and function of the various organ systems (both individually and collectively).
  5. Integrate knowledge of and skills in human physiology with other study areas of science such as sport and exercise science, paramedicine and/or health and allied health studies.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Cell signalling 25.00
2. Nervous system 15.00
3. Endocrine system 15.00
4. Muscular system 15.00
5. Cardiovascular system 15.00
6. Respiratory system 15.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (

Marieb, EN & Hoehn, K 2018, Human anatomy and physiology, 11th edn, Pearson, Boston.
(ISBN 10: 0-321-79917-8; ISBN 13: 978-0-321-79917-3 Pack includes, textbook, Interactive Physiology 10-System Suite, A Brief Atlas to the Human Body 2nd edn.)

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Bullock, S & Manias, E 2016, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, 8th edn, Pearson Education, Australia.
Drake, RL, Vogl, AW & Mitchell, AWM 2015, Gray's anatomy for students, 3rd edn, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.
Hall JE 2016, Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology, 13th edn, Saunders/Elsevier, Philadelphia PA.
Hutchinson, M, Mallatt, J, Marieb, EN & Wilhelm, PB 2014, A brief atlas of the human body, 2nd edn, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA.
Martini, FH, Nath, JL, Bartholomew, EF 2017, Fundamental of anatomy and physiology, 11th edn, Pearson/Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co, San Francisco.
Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Flower RJ & Henderson G 2016, Rang and Dale's Pharmacology, 8th edn, Elsevier Health Sciences, Sydney.
Silverthorn, DU 2018, Human Physiology, an integrated approach, 8th edn, Pearson, Boston.
Strandring, S 2016, Gray's Anatomy, 41st edn, Elsevier Limited.
(This etext is available online free through the Library using USQ connect username and password.)
Walker S 2012, Mastering medical terminology: Australia and New Zealand, Elsevier Churchill, Livingstone.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 40.00
Online Lectures 26.00
Private Study 79.00
Residential Schools 18.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Assignment 1 20 20 19 Nov 2019 (see note 1)
Assignment 2 20 20 19 Nov 2019 (see note 2)
Laboratory Activities 10 10 19 Nov 2019 (see note 3)
EXAMINATION 50 50 End S3 (see Examination notes below)

  1. Examiner will advise on due dates of assignments.
  2. Examiner will advise on due dates of assignments.
  3. Students to satisfactorily complete laboratory activities. Examiner to advise due dates. External students will undertake this assessment during the residential school. The dates and location of the highly recommended residential school are available from the Residential School Timetable (

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Notes
EXAM PART A (MULTIPLE CHOICE) 10 10 (see exam note 1)
EXAM PART B (WRITTEN) 40 40 (see exam note 2)

Exam Notes
  1. This will be a closed examination. The total working time for the examination (parts A and B) is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.
  2. This will be a closed examination. The total working time for the examination (parts A and B) is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    External students are highly recommended to attend the residential school and on-campus students are highly recommended to attend the scheduled laboratories or practical classes as the residential school and laboratories or practical classes are linked to an assessment or an element of assessment preparation. It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.

    Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.

    To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure (point 4.4.2).

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    A CLOSED 2 hour exam will consist of multiple choice, short and long answer questions covering all the material.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Students should be aware that the originality of any assignment submitted may be checked by the USQ service, "Turnitin". The student will be notified if an originality report is required with an assignment and students are encouraged to use Turnitin before submitting any assignment. An acceptable Turnitin similarity index is <15%.

  2. Academic integrity is to be maintained for all assessment submissions. This precludes the resubmission of part or whole of a previous assessment piece for two different assignments (self-plagiarism).

  3. As part of the highly recommended residential school, students may be expected to complete a combination of laboratories, practical classes and assessment as advised by the course examiner.

Evaluation and benchmarking

In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:

1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.

2. forms part of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise program and is benchmarked against the
a) internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.

b) professional accreditation standards of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Other requirements

  1. Computer, e-mail and Internet access:
    Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at

  2. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in this course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect the same grades as those students who do possess them.

  3. In order to attend laboratory classes, students must provide and wear appropriate personal protective equipment. This shall include a laboratory coat, closed in shoes and safety glasses. Such equipment must be approved by supervising staff. Failure to provide and wear the appropriate safety equipment will result in students being excluded from classes.

  4. For Ipswich students the laboratory components will be scheduled at the Springfield Campus.

  5. Residential schools will be scheduled at Springfield and/or Toowoomba campuses