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BMED12-114: Human Organ Systems 2 September 2020 [Standard - Human Organ Systems 2]

General information

This subject covers the essential elements of human gastrointestinal and reproductive system anatomy and physiology. Central to these systems is their regulation of function by the endocrine system. Topics covered include the anatomy, histology and physiology of the organs of the digestive system including the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and intestines; the male and female reproductive systems, ovarian and uterine cycles, pregnancy and fetal development; function of major endocrine organs.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:BMED12-114
Subject title:Human Organ Systems 2
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly Tutorial
  • Science Lab: x6 (Total hours: 18) - Science Lab
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 54) - Recommended Study Hours
  • Group Learning: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Group Learning
Attendance and learning activities: Tutorial 12x1h, Lab 3x3h. Attendance is compulsory and it contributes 10% of total mark of the Subject.


Prescribed resources:
  • Marieb and Hoehn Human Anatomy and Physiology. Pearson
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Identify and distinguish the major structures of the organs that comprise the human digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems.
  2. Describe the general physiological mechanisms and processes underlying the function of these organ systems in healthy humans.
  3. Relate the microscopic and gross structural features of these organs to their function.
  4. Compare and contrast the physiology of these systems in health and disease
  5. Integrate the anatomy and histology of the digestive system with the physiology of digestion, absorption and defecation.
  6. Explain the integral role of the endocrine system in the regulation of reproductive function with particular regard to ovarian and uterine cycles and pregnancy.
  7. Present scientific information using the correct style and format.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Activity Participation in tutorial activities 20% Fortnightly 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
*Online Quiz MCQ and short-answer questions 10% Week 5 1, 2, 3, 4.
*Online Quiz MCQ, case study and short answer questions 20% Week 8 1, 2, 3, 4, 6.
Computer-Aided Examination (Closed) MCQ and short-answer questions - ilearn 35% Week 13 1, 2, 3, 5.
Laboratory Report Report of data generated during laboratory sessions 15% To Be Negotiated 2, 5, 7.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

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Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Structure and function of the endocrine system.

1, 2, 3, 6.

Structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems

1, 2, 3, 4, 6.

Structure and function of the gastrointestinal system

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
Approved on: Aug 20, 2020. Edition: 3.2