Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course follows on from Biomedical Science Part 1 (HUBS1403). We will investigate the control of several systems which are vitally important to normal human functioning. We will study the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the reproductive system, how the body digests and assimilates food, controls fluid balance and protects itself from disease.



  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Build on the strategies for self learning gained in first semester in Biomedical Science Part 1.

2. Employ critical reasoning skills in relation to the application of knowledge in the Human Biosciences area.

3. Understand the function and regulation of: The cardiovascular system The respiratory system The digestive system Excretion and fluid and electrolyte balance Immunity and defence against infection Reproduction and development

4. Appreciate that the above systems do not act in isolation but must interact with each in order to ensure optimal function.


  1. The cardiovascular system
  2. The respiratory system
  3. The digestive system and metabolism
  4. The renal system and control of fluids and electrolytes
  5. Immune function
  6. Reproduction and development

Assumed knowledge

HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1

Assessment items

In Term Test: Mid-Semester Exam 1

In Term Test: Mid-Semester Exam 2

Formal Examination: Final exam *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve a passing grade in the formal written examination and must gain a passing grade overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Online 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Includes in term assessment


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

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.