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 Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusOrange Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS162
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 Community Health

Assumed Knowledge

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

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)
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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 April 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.