Physiology Table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

PHYSIOLOGY

Physiology major

A major in Physiology requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level PHSI coded core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) 6 credit points of 2000-level PHSI coded units; or
(b) 6 credit points of MEDS coded physiology units for students in the Medical Science stream
(v) 12 credit points of 3000-level breadth units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level specialisation units
(vii) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units

Physiology minor

A minor in Physiology requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level PHSI coded core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) 6 credit points of 2000-level PHSI coded units; or
(b) 6 credit points of MEDS coded physiology units for students in the Medical Science stream
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level breadth units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level breadth or specialisation units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
CHEM1011
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study but students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February).
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Semester 1
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Selective
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Semester 2
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1008
Human Biology
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998
Semester 1
BIOL1908
Human Biology (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1998
Human Biology (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1996 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1908

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MEDS1001
Human Biology
6    N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998 or MEDS1901
Semester 1
MEDS coded units of study are only available to students in the Medical Science stream.

2000-level units of study

PHSI coded core
PHSI2008
Integrated Physiology
6    A Human biology; (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001)]
P [(MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]}
N PHSI2908
Semester 2
PHSI2908
Integrated Physiology (Advanced)
6    A Human biology; (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001)]
P A mark of 70 or above in {6cp from [(MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]}
N PHSI2008

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PHSI coded
PHSI2007
Key Concepts in Physiology
6    A Human biology (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01)
P 6cp from [(MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]
N PHSI2907 or MEDS2001
Semester 1
PHSI2907
Key Concepts in Physiology (Advanced)
6    A Human biology (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01)
P A mark of 70 or above in {6cp from [(MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]}
N PHSI2007 or MEDS2001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MEDS coded physiology
MEDS2001
Key Concepts in Physiology
6    A Human biology (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01)
P 6cp from [(BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or (MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]
N PHSI2907 or PHSI2007
Semester 1
(MEDS coded units of study are only available to students in the Medical Science stream).

3000-level units of study

Breadth units
PHSI3009
Frontiers in Cellular Physiology
6    P (PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or [(PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or [BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406)]
N PHSI3909


We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
Semester 1
PHSI3909
Frontiers in Cellular Physiology (Adv)
6    P A mark of 70 or above in {(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or [12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2406)]}
N PHSI3009


We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or 3910) units of study concurrently.
Semester 1
PHSI3010
Reproduction, Development and Disease
6    P (PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or [BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406)] or [12cp from (BCMB2X02 or BIOL2X29 or GEGE2X01)]
N PHSI3910
Semester 1
PHSI3910
Reproduction, Development and Disease Adv
6    P A mark of 70 or above in {(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or [12cp from (BCMB2X02 or BIOL2X29 or GEGE2X01)] or [12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2406)]}
N PHSI3010
Semester 1
NEUR3003
Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience
6    A Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familiarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso "Exploring the Brain".
P ANAT2X10 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2406 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X07
N NEUR3903
Semester 2
NEUR3903
Cellular and Developmental Neurosci. (Adv)
6    A Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familiarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso "Exploring the Brain".
P ANAT2X10 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2406 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X07 and an annual average mark of 70 or above in the previous year
N NEUR3003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
NEUR3006
Neural Information Processing
6    A (PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or BMED2402
P 72cp 1000 to 3000 level units
N NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3906
Semester 1
NEUR3906
Neural Information Processing (Advanced)
6    A (PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or BMED2402
P 72cp 1000 to 3000 level units and an annual average mark of 70 or above in the previous year
N NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006
Semester 1
Specialisation units
NEUR3004
Integrative Neuroscience
6    A Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familiarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso "Exploring the Brain".
P ANAT2X10 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2406 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X07
N NEUR3904
Semester 2
NEUR3904
Integrative Neuroscience (Advanced)
6    A Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familiarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso "Exploring the Brain".
P ANAT2X10 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2406 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X07 and an annual average mark of 70 or above in the previous year
N NEUR3004

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PHSI3012
Physiology of Disease
6    P (PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)
N PHSI3007 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3908 or PHSI3912
Semester 2
PHSI3912
Physiology of Disease (Advanced)
6    P A mark of 70 or above in (PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or 12 cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)
N PHSI3012 or PHSI3007 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3908
Semester 2
HSTO3003
Cells and Development: Theory
6    A (ANAT2008 or BMED2401 or MEDS2005) and Human biology; BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01
P 72cp of 1000 to 3000 level units


BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
Semester 2
Interdisciplinary Projects
PHSI3888
Physiology Interdisciplinary Project
6    P 12 credit points of (PHSI3XXX) and 12 cp from (PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X06 or PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X08 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)
N PHSI3007 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3908
Semester 2
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2