2018 Winter School Subject List

Human Biology (BIOL1003) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Science
Department: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Bio Science - soles.teaching@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Bio Science - soles.teaching@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 
End Date: 15 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 90 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: Yes
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes


  1. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    HSC 2 unit Biology


This unit of study provides an introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It includes an overview of cell and tissue structures, the skeletal system, nutrition, digestion and excretion. Human Biology looks at how our bodies respond to environmental stimuli with respect to the endocrine, nervous and immune systems. After discussion of reproduction and development, it concludes with an overview of modern studies in human genetics. This unit has four main components: lectures, practicals, workshops and HB Online activities; this unit of study provides a suitable foundation for intermediate biology units of study.


Participation, laboratory report, incl. draft (25%), mid-semester test (20%), final exam (40%), case study presentation and participation (15%), satisfactory attendance (Faculty of Science requirement is 80%).


Start Date: 09 Jan 2017     End Date: 15 Feb 2017

Lectures Times & Locations:

Mon & Wed, 10:00hrs-13:00 hrs.

Physics Lecture Theatre 1 (Room 405)

Workshops Times & Locations:

16th Jan, 1st Feb, 13th Feb, 10:00hrs-13:00hrs.

16th Jan: Pharmacy Tutorial Room N336 - 338


1st & 13th Feb: Education Seminar Room 325

Practicals Times & Locations:

Mon, 14:00hrs-17:00 hrs.

Badham Laboratory 227

Mid-Session Exam:

Weds 25th Jan, 10:00 hrs - 11:00 hrs at Education Seminar Room 325

Final Exam:

Mon 20th Feb, 10:00 hrs - 12:15 hrs at Education Seminar Room 325


Van Putte, C., Regan, J. and Russo, A. (2010) Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 7th Ed, McGraw Hill. The edition comes with a custom publication of: Mader, S.S. (2008) Human Biology, 10th edition, McGraw Hill.