Course handbook


Introduction to Health Professional Studies II expands on the concepts developed in Health Studies I and aims at providing students with basic biological and social science understanding relevant to subsequent training in a health professional field. The course investigates human biology, introductory pathobiology, human anatomy/physiology, biochemistry and the Health system and role of the Health professional.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop basic understanding of the biological and social sciences relevant to subsequent training in a health profession.

2. Be given opportunity to develop critical reasoning and independent learning skills.

3. Gain an understanding of the role of the health professional in society and the varying careers available within the field.

4. Develop a competence in academic and communication skills involving appropriate technologies and styles.


  1. Human biology and introductory pathobiology; normal structure and function (human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry) and reactions to stressors.
  2. Problem solving strategies including problem identification, resource accession and critical analysis
  3. The health system and the roles of the various types of health professionals including comparative studies with other systems.


Students must have successfully completed EPHLTH160 and be active in the Yapug Program to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

In Term Test: In-class tests x 2

Written Assignment: Student Own Learning Tasks (SOLT)

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks