Clinical Practicum 2 - Cardio

MBP30008 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


BIO10004 Anatomy and Physiology
Anti Requisites
MBP20004 Cardiopulmonary Physiology, MBP30009 Cardiopulmonary and Renal Physiology 

Aims and objectives

Students will undertake detailed study of mechanisms underlying cardiopulmonary and renal physiology, and to apply this knowledge to describe and report physiological data. Students will develop an understanding of how these systems work together in an integrated fashion to maintain homeostasis. Students will also be introduced to the value of physiology measurement with the aim of improving performance in sport and exercise. Techniques for measurement of physiological parameters, such as electrocardiogram (ECG), spirometry and gas exchange will be examined and their clinical value for assessing human health evaluated.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Compare the structure and function of cardiovascular, renal and respiratory systems, and the interactions of these systems;
2. Interpret physiological data, such as ECG and lung function tests, and examine the underlying physiological mechanisms being assessed by clinical tests;
3. Relate the role of the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems in the regulation of normal physiology and predict the impact of dysfunction of the regulatory systems on normal body function.
4. Compare and contrast healthy physiological parameters as they apply to cardiovascular, respiratory and renal physiology.
5. Examine how acid-base balance, fluid balance and osmotic regulation are maintained in health and disease;
6. Carry out physiological recordings and experiments in humans and in animal tissues to measure the function of heart and lungs

Courses with unit

BH‐ENG Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Biomedical major)
BH‐ENGPROF Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) (Biomedical major)
BB‐ENGBUS Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Business (Biomedical major)
BB‐ENGCS Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science (Biomedical major)
BB‐ENGID Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Innovation and Design (Biomedical major)
BB‐ENGSC Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Biomedical major)