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EHR423 Human Anatomy & Physiology (8)


This subject is an introduction to the structure and biological function of the human body. Emphasis is placed on developing and understanding of the body structures and integrated functions between systems and how these systems are aligned with human movement, fitness and health.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: EHR423
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 Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in: Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Sport Science or as approved by the Course Director
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
EHR119 EHR119 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to define anatomy and physiology and describe the scope of each discipline;
  • be able to identify and describe anatomical and physiological structures and functions using appropriate terminology;
  • be able to outline the different systems and levels of organisation in the human body;
  • be able to map the components that contribute to the chemical and cellular basis of life and how these regulate integrated body function;
  • be able to depict the characteristics of different types of tissues and how these relate to function;
  • be able to describe the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal system;
  • be able to explicate the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system;
  • be able to describe the different joint structures that support movement throughout the body;
  • be able to define the sub-divisions of the nervous system and describe how these respective divisions contribute to integration and control of the human body;
  • be able to describe homeostasis and provide examples of how the negative feedback loop maintains equilibrium within the human body.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of the study of human anatomy and physiology and the scope of these disciplines;
  • The human organism and levels of organisation;
  • Structure and function of cells and tissues in the human body;
  • Anatomical structures of the skeletal system and physiological processes associated with bone development and remodelling;
  • Articulations (joints) within the human body and their structure to facilitate movement;
  • Anatomy of cardiac, smooth and skeletal muscle and physiological processes associated with muscular contraction;
  • Identification of skeletal muscles within the human body;
  • Anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system including skin, glands, nails and hair;
  • Anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system and the role of the nervous system in communication within the body;
  • Homeostatsis and regulation of equilibrium within the human body.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 1 day residential school. Distance education students are required to attend a Residential School scheduled during the mid-Session Residential School period to access laboratory facilities.  This Residential School will run consecutively with Schools for the subjects EHR411, EHR412, EHR414 and EHR420. Each distance education student will be required for three (3) days, which will include laboratory classes on each day for each student.

Specialised Resources

Distance education students are required to attend a three (3) day Residential School scheduled during the mid-Session Residential School period on CSU Bathurst Campus.


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.