Integrated Physiology B (PHSI2006)


This unit of study offers a basic introduction to the functions of the remaining body systems: gastrointestinal, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive and renal. The practical component involves experiments on humans and computer simulations, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Inquiry-based learning tutorial sessions develop critical thinking and graduate attributes while demonstrating the integrative nature of physiology. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized, as well as group learning and team work.

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Five one-hour lectures, one 3-hour practical and one 3-hour tutorial per fortnight.


Two written exams; group and individual written and oral presentations (100%)


Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th edition. 2012. ISBN 10:0-321750071; ISBN 13:978-0-321-750075 (International Edition)

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Except for BLAS students: 6cp from junior chemistry AND 30cp from junior science excluding chemistry. For BLAS students: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus ATHK1001 and 18 credit points from any Junior Sciences. For all students: 3 credit points from (MATH1005, MATH1905, MATH1015).


MECH2901, PHSI2902, PHSI2906, PHSI2102, PHSI2002

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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.

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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.