2018 Summer School Subject List

Human Biology (BIOL1003) - Opens 03 Oct 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: 16 Jan 2018 
End Date: 21 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 120 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prohibitions - 

    BIOL1500 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or EDUH1016


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.


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


Start Date: 16 Jan 2018     End Date: 21 Feb 2018

Lectures & Tutorials

Mon 10:00 - 13:00

Wed 10:00 - 13:00


Mon 14:00 - 17:00

Mid Session Exam

Wed 31st Jan, 10:00 Start (1 hr exam)

Final Exam

Mon 26th Feb, 10:00 Start (2 hr exam & 10 min reading time)


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)