Courses & Units

Human Physiology CHP207


Human Physiology (CHP207) builds on first year Biology-based units and gives students an understanding of the function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and nervous systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students will learn how to collect and interpret relevant information in order to develop logical ways of dealing with problems associated with the function and control of physiological systems. In addition, students are given the opportunity to develop their analytical, written and computer literacy skills. Human Physiology also includes a practical component which emphasizes and expands on key concepts delivered in the online lecture content and tutorials.


Unit name Human Physiology
Unit code CHP207
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Associate Professor Renee Ross
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the physiological principles that underpin human function
  • Apply and integrate physiological mechanisms to predict the effect of change in health and disease
  • Interpret and analyse physiological data
  • Collect, collate and effectively communicate physiological data in an appropriate scientific format

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



((CHG105 AND CHG106) OR (KZA161 AND KPZ164) OR (CZZ101 AND CZZ102))


Teaching Pattern

Independent Learning 3 hours weekly; Workshop 1 hour weekly; Self-directed study 3-4 hours weekly; Practical 2 hours weekly 

AssessmentPractical Workbook (10%)|Quiz (10%)|Mid-semester exam (15%)|Report (25%)|Written examination paper (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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