The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

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. Drugs and their modes of action will be introduced.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2019


  • Semester 2 - 2019

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. Understand drugs, how they work, and how they are handled by the body systems.

5. 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. Control of assimilation
  4. Control of fluids and electrolytes
  5. Infection and immunity
  6. Reproduction and development
  7. Drugs and their actions

Assumed knowledge

HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1

Assessment items

In Term Test: Online tests (x4)

Online Learning Activity: Online assignments (x10)

In Term Test: Mid-semester exam

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.

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


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

Tutorials may be replaced or supplemented by Workshops - Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS.