BMS162 Health and the Human body: systemic human physiology (8)

This subject provides students with the opportunity to develop foundational knowledge of physiology of the human body systems including cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems to support their future careers as allied health professionals. The subject also introduces students to the digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems, including; physiological changes during pregnancy and concepts of heredity. This subject builds on an understanding of the fundamentals of cellular physiology. It assumes knowledge of basic chemistry, biochemistry, cells and tissues.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Orange Campus
Port Macquarie
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Community Health
Assumed Knowledge

Foundational knowledge of basic chemistry, biochemistry, cells and tissues.

Incompatable Subjects
BMS126 BMS152 BMS253 BMS254
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe normal physiology of the human body, including the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive and reproductive systems;
  • be able to apply knowledge of systemic physiology in the context of their discipline;
  • be able to interpret the normal interaction of body systems and the implications of disruptions to these systems; and
  • be able to demonstrate foundational skills in the use of scientific language.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Blood physiology / Haemostasis / Blood transfusion
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Renal system
  • Digestive system
  • Water and electrolytes / Acid - Alkaline balance
  • Endocrine system
  • Digestive system
  • Reproductive system
  • Development & growth / Genetics & heredity
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.