BMS128 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (8)


This subject continues from the prerequisite, the foundation study of the structure and function of the human body, with emphasis on the gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, renal, reproductive, and endocrine systems, with pertinent clinical considerations.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS128
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)
BMS127BMS123 BMS129 BMS130

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- Appropriately use anatomical and physiological terminology.
- Describe the principal structural features, functions, and locations of each component organ of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, renal and reproductive systems.
- Locate surface landmarks relevant to medical imaging.
- Recognise major organs in each body region.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Endocrine system: major endocrine glands and the effects of their hormones. - Circulatory system: blood; heart and vascular anatomy and physiology; cardiovascular regulation; lymphatic system organs and functions. - Respiratory system: respiratory tract anatomy; ventilation and oxygenation; respiratory regulation. - Digestive system: anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract and associated structures; physiology of digestion and absorption. - Renal system: anatomy of the urinary system; physiology of urine formation; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. - Reproductive system: male and female reproductive anatomy and physiology.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.