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BM1004 - Anatomy and Physiology 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences

This subject details the organisation, structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on the role of the nervous and endocrine systems on control, regulation and movement. Anatomy and physiology, including of bones, joints and muscles, will be studied to understand movement and how it is controlled and regulated by the central and peripheral nervous systems. Topics will include bone growth and repair, muscle contraction and the nerve-muscle interface, as well as the role of neurons in communication. The endocrine system will be studied with a focus on its role in growth and reproduction.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the structure and function of bones, joints and muscles of the musculoskeletal system;
  • describe and identify the major structures and functions of the nervous system;
  • describe and identify the major structures and functions of the endocrine system;
  • describe how the nervous and endocrine systems coordinate and work together to bring about homeostasis.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (45%) - Individual
  • Written > Workbook - (15%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more (an aggregate of the on-course assessment and the final examination); Attend at least 80% of the overall lectures & practicals.



Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Monika Zimanyi
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Dr Monika Zimanyi.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.