Bio Sciences for Health Professionals (BIOS5092)


This unit introduces the fundamentals of Anatomy (structure), Physiology (function) and Pathophysiology (disease processes) of the major systems of the human body. The knowledge and skills acquired will enhance the health science student's ability to engage in case study-based problem-solving and to develop their clinical reasoning skills. The unit also examines the essential principles of infection control in health care practice and the immune system, highlighting the role of the immune system in disease production and prevention, in response to trauma and in neoplasia. Material will be presented in lectures, practical sessions and online. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied.

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2hr lecture, 2hr practical/week and independent learning activities


Mid-semester exam (40%), end-semester exam (60%)


Kelley and Petersen (2013) Sectional anatomy for imaging professionals (3rd edition); Generalist tertiary level Physiology and Anatomy textbooks are also recommended as references.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.