Anatomy and Physiology

BIO10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22





Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to fundamental concepts in human anatomy and physiology. It provides an introduction to anatomical structures and functions of organ systems in the human body, and examines these in normal and abnormal functioning. The unit also aims to develop basic laboratory skills and safety practices.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Locate and identify anatomical structures in the human body;
2. Differentiate between levels of organization in biological systems and apply this knowledge to anatomical and physiological concepts;
3. Explain the functions of organs and organ systems and their roles in normal body function;
4. Differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology;