Human Biosciences A

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: La Trobe University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Human Biosciences A unit from OUA and La Trobe University teaches students how to relate to the anatomical organisation of the human body to whole body function and explain how cellular activity contributes to the function of organs and the body as a whole.

You will cover the nervous and endocrine systems in relation to physiological control, and conclude with the basics of nutrition and metabolism.

You will also be able to interpret scientific information presented as tables, graphs and diagrams and communicate using correct physiological terminology.

 

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Human Biosciences A unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to the human body
  • Cell structure and function
  • Movement of molecules
  • Nervous system
  • Homeostasis and endocrine
  • The heart
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestion and metabolism
  • Renal system
  • Reproductive system
  • Acid base

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

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  • Bachelor of Food and Nutrition, La Trobe University
  • Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution. Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Upon completion of this unit, you will have a thorough understanding of the anatomical design of the human body and it’s many organ systems, including respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, digestive, skeletal muscle, and immune systems.

You will be able to use your specialised knowledge of cellular activity, nutrition, metabolism and anatomy to interpret scientific information using correct physiological terminology.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Human Biosciences A from La Trobe University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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