Physiology for Pharmacy (PHSI2601)


Physiology for Pharmacy provides a broad basic knowledge of human structure and function. Topics covered include physiology of the nervous system and special senses, muscle physiology, and movement and consciousness. It also covers human endocrine system, reproduction, blood, heart and circulation, fluid regulation and electrolyte balance, the skin, sensory perception, gastro-intestinal function and respiration.

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Further unit of study information


Four 1-hour lectures per week and four 2-hour practical sessions per semester.


1x2hr exam, mid-semester test, continuous assessment (100%).


Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, Media Update: International Edition, 6th edition. 2012. ISBN: 9780321750075

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Unit of study rules


(12cp from junior chemistry AND 24cp from junior science excluding chemistry) OR (6cp from junior chemistry AND 30cp from junior science excluding chemistry).

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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.