2018 Winter School Subject List

Human Biology (BIOL1008) - Opens 06 Nov 2017

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

(1)  Brad Evans - bradley.evans@sydney.edu.au

(1)  SOLES Education - soles.education@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 08 Jan 2018 
End Date: 14 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 90 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 06 Nov 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: Yes
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes


  1. Prohibitions - 

    BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901


What will it mean to be human in 2100? How will we be able to control our complex bodily mechanisms to maintain health and fight disease? Advances in the human biology suggest we will age more slowly and new technologies will enhance many bodily structures and functions.

This unit of study will explore maintenance of health through nutritional balance, aerobic health, defence mechanisms and human diversity.

You will learn key structural features from the subcellular level to the whole organ and body, and learn about essential functional pathways that determine how the body regulates its internal environment and responds to external stimuli and disease. Together we will investigate nutrition, digestion and absorption, cardiovascular and lung function, reproduction, development, epigenetics, and regulation of function through various interventions.

You will receive lectures from experts in the field of human biology and medical sciences, supported by practical classes, workshops and on-line resources that leverage off state-of-the-art technologies to develop your practical, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, digital literacy, problem solving, and enquiry-based skills in human biology.

This unit of study will provide you with the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills for further studies in majors in medical sciences.


One 2-hour exam, assignment, group project presentation and quizzes (100%).


Start Date: 08 Jan 2018     End Date: 14 Feb 2018


Mon 8th & Wed 10th Jan: 10:00 - 13:00

Mon 15th Jan: 10:00 - 11:00

Wed 17th Jan & Mon 22nd Jan: 10:00 - 13:00

Wed 24th Jan: 11:00 - 13:00

Mon 29th Jan: 10:00 - 13:00

Wed 31st Jan: 12:00 - 13:00

Mon 5th Feb & Weds 7th & 14th Feb: 10:00 - 13:00


(1) Mon 15th Jan: 11:00 - 13:00

(2) Wed 31st Jan: 10:00 - 12:00

(3) Mon 12th Feb: 10:00 - 13:00

Wet Labs

Mon 8th Jan - Mon 12th Feb: 14:00 - 17:00

Mid Session Exam

Wed 24th Jan: 10:00 - 11:00

Final Exam

Mon 19th Feb: 10:00 Start (2 hr exam & 10 min reading time)


Lectures & Workshops:

Mon - Lecture Theatre 159, Carslaw Building

Wed - Lecture Theatre 273, Carslaw Building

Practicals/Wet Labs:

Wet Labs 301 OR 302, Carslaw Building

Final Exam:

Lecture Room 350, Carslaw Building


Van Putte, C., Regan, J. and Russo, A. (2016) Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, McGraw Hill. The edition comes with a custom publication of: Mader, S.S. (2006) Human Biology, 11th edition, McGraw Hill. (Chapters 19, 24, 26)