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PHSE191 Human Body Systems I (for BPhEd)

An introduction to homeostasis and the structure and function of the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and immune systems of the human body, within a physical education context for the immune system.

This paper is jointly taught with HUBS 191. PHSE 191 is available only to students enrolled in the BPhEd degree and BAppSc (Sports Technology) degrees. This paper covers the structure and function of the human body, with an emphasis on the role of movement, physical activity and exercise on the human body.
The content of PHSE 191 includes an introduction and three main sections of study: human movement and sensation, the endocrine system and the immune system. This is integrated under the umbrella of homeostatic principles. The final four lectures will integrate the earlier lecture material into a physical education (exercise physiology) context.

Paper title Human Body Systems I (for BPhEd)
Paper code PHSE191
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,680.00

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HUBS 191, ANAT 120
Limited to
BPhEd, BAppSc
Teaching staff
Course Administrator: Dr Nancy Rehrer
Professional Practice Fellow: Mr Philip Kelly
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught through lectures, laboratories, workshops and tutorials.
Tutorial, laboratory and workshop attendance is compulsory and contributes towards the final grade and meeting terms requirements.
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork, Life-long learning.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of your study of PHSE 191 you are expected to:
  • Have a firm understanding of the organisation of the human body, the principles of homeostasis, human movement and sensation (including muscles and the nervous system), the endocrine system and the immune system within a physical education context for the immune system
  • Be able to access, synthesise and interpret information
  • Have developed an evidence-based approach to biomedical knowledge
  • Have the necessary technical and computer-based skills for acquiring biomedical knowledge
  • Be able to interpret graphical and numerical data and to solve problems
  • Work and communicate well in groups

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 08:00-08:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 08:00-08:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 08:00-08:50 9-13, 15-22
Friday 08:00-08:50 9-12, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
E1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20
E2 Thursday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 10:00-10:50 10-13, 15-22
T2 Monday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22
T3 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-22
T4 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22
T5 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22
T6 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
T7 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
T8 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22
T9 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10-13, 15-22
T10 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 11:00-13:50 21
A2 Monday 14:00-16:50 21
A3 Tuesday 11:00-13:50 21
A4 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 21
A5 Thursday 14:00-16:50 21
A6 Friday 11:00-13:50 21
A7 Friday 14:00-16:50 21
A8 Monday 14:00-16:50 22
A9 Tuesday 11:00-13:50 22
A10 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 22
A11 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 22