Courses & Units

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1A CZZ101


This unit is designed to introduce students to human cells and tissues and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, defence, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems in the human body. The unit will include: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating to the human body's structural and functional organisation at different levels (cells, tissues, organs, systems), and the constituent regions, parts and organs of several body systems and their functional interactions; (b) the range of normal variation in human anatomy and physiology, and the relationships between structure and function; and (c) anatomical and physiological terminology which enables students to discuss facts, concepts, problems and biomedical issues relating to the structural and functional organisation of the body.


Unit name Human Anatomy and Physiology 1A
Unit code CZZ101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine|Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Jamie Chapman
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic Domestic
Hobart Health Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Health Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Health Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Health Study Period 1 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Health Study Period 1 27/2/2023 17/3/2023 14/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Correctly use conventional biomedical and anatomical terminology relating to cells, tissues, blood, immunological defence mechanisms, and the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems of the human body.
  • Apply knowledge of the theory, concepts and principles related to the structure and function of human cells, tissues, blood and immunological defence mechanisms.
  • Explain physiological principles and apply knowledge of the structure, anatomical relationships, and the homeostatic functions of the major organs (in relation to their anatomical structures), of the following systems: integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010913 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CXA172 OR CHG105


Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentModule Quizzes (10%)|Mid-semester test (20%)|Laboratory Worksheets (30%)|End of Semester Written exam (40%)
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