Table 1: Physiology

Table 1 lists units of study available to students in the Bachelor of Science and combined degrees. The units are available to students enrolled in other degrees in accordance with their degree resolutions.

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

Physiology

for a major in Physiology, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units of study listed in this subject area.
Intermediate units of study
PHSI2005
Integrated Physiology A
6    P Except for BLAS students: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Science units of study. For BLAS students: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus ATHK1001 and 18 credit points from any Junior Science. For all students: 3 credit points from MATH1005, MATH1905 or MATH1015.
N PHSI2905, MECH2901, All intermediate BMED units.


The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. Students taking combined degrees or with passes in units not listed should consult a coordinator if they do not meet the prerequisites. This unit is not available to BMedSc students.
Semester 1
PHSI2905
Integrated Physiology A (Advanced)
6    P 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology units of study. 3 credit points drawn from MATH1005, MATH1905 or MATH1015. Approval of Coordinator.
N PHSI2005, MECH2901, All intermediate BMED units.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission from the coordinators is required for entry into this course. It is available only to selected students who have achieved a WAM of 75 (or higher) in their Junior units of study. Students taking combined degrees or with passes in units not listed should consult a coordinator if they do not meet the prerequisites. The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. This unit is not available to BMedSc students.
Semester 1
PHSI2006
Integrated Physiology B
6    P Except for BLAS students: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Science units of study. 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).
N PHSI2906, MECH2901, All intermediate BMED units.


The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study and 3 credit points of Statistics units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. Students taking combined degrees or with passes in units not listed should consult a coordinator if they do not meet the prerequisites. This unit is not available to BMedSc students.
Semester 2
PHSI2906
Integrated Physiology B (Advanced)
6    P 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology units of study. 3 credit points from (MATH1005, MATH1905, MATH1015). Approval of coordinator.
N PHSI2006, MECH2901, All intermediate BMED units.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission from the coordinators is required for entry into this course. It is available only to selected students who have achieved a WAM of 75 (or higher) in their Junior units of study. Students taking combined degrees or with passes in units not listed should consult a coordinator if they do not meet the prerequisites. The completion of MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. This unit is not available to BMedSc students.
Semester 2
Senior units of study
NEUR3001
Neuroscience: Special Senses
6    A (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and ANAT2010 are assumed knowledge.
P For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For other students: [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) or ANAT2010] and 6 credit points of MBLG.
N NEUR3901


IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS ALSO TAKE (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902).
Semester 1
NEUR3901
Neuroscience: Special Senses (Advanced)
6    A (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and ANAT2010
P Students enrolling in this unit should have a WAM of at least 75. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For other students: [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) or ANAT2010] and 6 credit points of MBLG.
N NEUR3001


It is strongly recommended that students also take unit (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902).
Semester 1
NEUR3002
Neuroscience: Motor Systems & Behaviour
6    A ANAT2010 and (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) are assumed knowledge.
P For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For other students: [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) or ANAT2010] and 6 credit points of MBLG.
N NEUR3902


IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS ALSO TAKE (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901).
Semester 1
NEUR3902
Neuroscience: Motor Systems & Behav. Adv
6    A ANAT2010 and (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) are assumed knowledge.
P Students enrolling in this unit should have a WAM of at least 75. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including in (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For other students: [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) or ANAT2010] and 6 credit points of MBLG.
N NEUR3002


It is strongly recommended that students also take (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901).
Semester 1
NEUR3003
Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience
6    A Students should be familiar with the material in Bear, Connors & Paradiso Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain.
P For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For others: 18 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study from Anatomy & Histology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physiology, Psychology or Statistics.
N NEUR3903


Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Courses are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3903
Cellular & Developmental Neurosci. (Adv)
6    A Students should be familiar with the material in Bear, Connors & Paradiso Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain.
P Students must receive permission from the coordinators for enrolment. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including Credit average in (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For others: 18 credit points of Intermediate science units of study from Anatomy & Histology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physiology, Psychology or Statistics. Plus, students must have a CREDIT or better in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902).
N NEUR3003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Courses are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3004
Integrative Neuroscience
6    A Students should be familiar with the material in Bear, Connors & Paradiso Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain.
P For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including BMED2401 or (BMED2801 and BMED2802). For others: 18 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study from Anatomy & Histology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physiology, Psychology or Statistics.
N NEUR3904


Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Courses are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3904
Integrative Neuroscience (Advanced)
6    A Students should be familiar with the material in Bear, Connors & Paradiso Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain.
P Students must receive permission from the coordinators for enrolment. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED with a Credit average including BMED2401 or (BMED2801 and BMED2802). For others: 18 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study from Anatomy & Histology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physiology, Psychology or Statistics. Plus, students must have a CREDIT or better in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902).
N NEUR3004

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Courses are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
PHSI3005
Human Cellular Physiology: Theory
6    A 6 credit points of MBLG
P Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906). For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806)
N PHSI3905


It is recommended that this unit of study be taken in conjunction with (PHSI3006 or PHSI3906).
Semester 1
PHSI3905
Human Cellular Physiology (Adv): Theory
6    A 6 credit points of MBLG
P Students enrolling in this unit should have a WAM of at least 70. Except for BMedSc students: Credit average in (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906). For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED at Credit average including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806).
N PHSI3005

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
It is highly recommended that this unit of study ONLY be taken in combination with (PHSI3006 or PHSI3906).
Semester 1
PHSI3006
Human Cellular Physiology: Research
6    P Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906). For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806).
C PHSI3005
N PHSI3906
Semester 1
PHSI3906
Human Cellular Physiology (Ad): Research
6    A 6 credit points of MBLG
P Students enrolling in this unit should have a WAM of at least 70. Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906). For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED at Credit average including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806).
C PHSI3905
N PHSI3006

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
PHSI3007
Heart and Circulation: Normal Function
6    A 6 credit points of MBLG
P Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906) plus at least 12 credit points of intermediate Science Units of Study. For BMedSc students: 18 credit points of BMED intermediate units including (BMED2401 and BMED2403) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2803).
N PHSI3907


It is recommended that students ONLY take PHSI3007 in combination with PHSI3008 or PHSI3908.
Semester 2
PHSI3907
Heart & Circulation: Normal Function Adv
6    A 6 credit points of MBLG
P Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906) plus at least 12 credit points of intermediate Science Units of Study with an average of 75. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED with an average of at least 75 in (BMED2401 and BMED2403) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2803).
N PHSI3007

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Available to selected students who have achieved an average of at least 75 in their prerequisite units of study. It is highly recommended that this unit of study ONLY be taken in combination with PHSI3008 or PHSI3908.
Semester 2
PHSI3008
Heart and Circulation: Dysfunction
6    A 6 credit points of MBLG
P Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906) plus at least 12 credit points of intermediate Science Units of Study. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED units including (BMED2401 and BMED2403) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2803).
N PHSI3908


It is strongly recommended that students ONLY take PHSI3008 in combination with PHSI3007 or PHSI3907.
Semester 2
PHSI3908
Heart & Circulation: Dysfunction Adv
6    A 6 credit points of MBLG
P Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906) plus at least 12 credit points of intermediate Science Units of Study. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED with an average of at least 75 in (BMED2401 and BMED2403) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2803).
N PHSI3008

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Available to selected students who have achieved an average of at least 75 in their prerequisite units of study. It is highly recommended that this unit of study ONLY be taken in combination with PHSI3007 or PHSI3907.
Semester 2

Physiology

for a major in Physiology, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units of study listed in this subject area.
Intermediate units of study
PHSI2005 Integrated Physiology A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Morris Session: Semester 1 Classes: Six 1 hour lectures, one 3 hour practical or one 3 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: Except for BLAS students: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Science units of study. For BLAS students: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus ATHK1001 and 18 credit points from any Junior Science. For all students: 3 credit points from MATH1005, MATH1905 or MATH1015. Prohibitions: PHSI2905, MECH2901, All intermediate BMED units. Assessment: Two written exams; group and individual written and oral presentations (100%) Associated degrees: B Sc, B Sc (Nutrition).
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. Students taking combined degrees or with passes in units not listed should consult a coordinator if they do not meet the prerequisites. This unit is not available to BMedSc students.
This unit of study offers a basic introduction to the functions of the nervous system, excitable cell (nerve and muscle) physiology, sensory and motor systems, and central processing. It also incorporates haematology and cardiovascular physiology. The practical component involves experiments on humans and isolated tissues, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Inquiry-based learning sessions develop critical thinking and generic skills while demonstrating the integrative nature of physiology. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized, as well as group learning and team work.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th edition. 2012. ISBN-10: 0321750071. ISBN-13: 978-0321750075.
PHSI2905 Integrated Physiology A (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Atomu Sawatari Session: Semester 1 Classes: Five 1 hour lectures, one 3 hour practical and one 3 hour tutorial per fortnight. Advanced students will be required to attend the designated Advanced Practical and Tutorial sessions. Students will also be exempt from all Inquiry-based learning tutorials. Prerequisites: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology units of study. 3 credit points drawn from MATH1005, MATH1905 or MATH1015. Approval of Coordinator. Prohibitions: PHSI2005, MECH2901, All intermediate BMED units. Assessment: One written exam; individual and group oral presentations, 2 practical reports (reports will replace some other assessment items from regular course) (100%) Associated degrees: B Sc.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission from the coordinators is required for entry into this course. It is available only to selected students who have achieved a WAM of 75 (or higher) in their Junior units of study. Students taking combined degrees or with passes in units not listed should consult a coordinator if they do not meet the prerequisites. The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. This unit is not available to BMedSc students.
This unit of study is an extension of PHSI2005 for talented students with an interest in Physiology and Physiological research. The lecture component of the course is run in conjunction with PHSI2005. This unit of study offers a basic introduction to the functions of the nervous system, excitable cell (nerve and muscle) physiology, sensory and motor systems, and central processing. It also incorporates haematology and cardiovascular physiology. The practical component involves experiments on humans and isolated tissues, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Inquiry-based learning sessions develop critical thinking and generic skills while demonstrating the integrative nature of physiology. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized, as well as group learning and team work. The course will provide an opportunity for students to apply and extend their understanding of physiological concepts by designing and conducting actual experiments. Small class sizes will provide a chance for students to interact directly with faculty members mentoring the practical sessions. Assessment for this stream will be based on oral group presentations and two practical reports. These items will replace some other assessable activities from the regular course.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th edition. 2010. ISBN 10:0-321-1750071; ISBN 13:978-0-321-750075 (International Edition).
PHSI2006 Integrated Physiology B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Meloni Muir Session: Semester 2 Classes: Five one-hour lectures, one 3-hour practical and one 3-hour tutorial per fortnight. Prerequisites: Except for BLAS students: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Science units of study. 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). Prohibitions: PHSI2906, MECH2901, All intermediate BMED units. Assessment: Two written exams; group and individual written and oral presentations (100%) Associated degrees: B Sc, B Sc (Nutrition).
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study and 3 credit points of Statistics units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. Students taking combined degrees or with passes in units not listed should consult a coordinator if they do not meet the prerequisites. This unit is not available to BMedSc students.
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.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th edition. 2012. ISBN 10:0-321750071; ISBN 13:978-0-321-750075 (International Edition)
PHSI2906 Integrated Physiology B (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Atomu Sawatari Session: Semester 2 Classes: Five 1-hour lectures, one 3-hour practical and one 3-hour tutorial per fortnight. Advanced students will be required to attend the designated Advanced Practical and Tutorial sessions. Students will also be exempt from all Inquiry-based learning tutorials. Prerequisites: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology units of study. 3 credit points from (MATH1005, MATH1905, MATH1015). Approval of coordinator. Prohibitions: PHSI2006, MECH2901, All intermediate BMED units. Assessment: One written exam; individual and group oral presentations, 2 practical reports (reports will replace some other assessment items from regular course) (100%) Associated degrees: B Sc.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission from the coordinators is required for entry into this course. It is available only to selected students who have achieved a WAM of 75 (or higher) in their Junior units of study. Students taking combined degrees or with passes in units not listed should consult a coordinator if they do not meet the prerequisites. The completion of MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. This unit is not available to BMedSc students.
This unit of study is an extension of PHSI2006 for talented students with an interest in Physiology and Physiological research. The lecture component of the course is run in conjunction with PHSI2006. This unit of study gives a basic introduction to the remaining of the body systems: gastrointestinal, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive and renal. The practical component involves simple experiments on humans, isolated tissues, and computer simulations, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Both oral and written communication skills are emphasised, as well as group learning. The course will provide an opportunity for students to apply and extend their understanding of physiological concepts by designing and conducting actual experiments. Small class sizes will provide a chance for students to interact directly with faculty members mentoring the practical sessions. Assessment for this stream will be based on oral group presentations and two practical reports. These items will replace some other assessable activities from the regular course.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th edition. 2012. ISBN 10:0-321-750071; ISBN 13:978-0-321-750075 (International Edition).
Senior units of study
NEUR3001 Neuroscience: Special Senses

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Dario Protti Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week; one 3-hour practical per fortnight and one 3-hour tutorial per fortnight. Prerequisites: For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For other students: [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) or ANAT2010] and 6 credit points of MBLG. Prohibitions: NEUR3901 Assumed knowledge: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and ANAT2010 are assumed knowledge. Assessment: Two 1-hour exams, one mid-semester quiz, neuroanatomy practical test, practical reports, paper discussion sessions, library essay (100%). Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, B Sc (Nutrition), UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS ALSO TAKE (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902).
The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system and to the main concepts of processing of sensory information. Understanding basic sensory transduction mechanisms and the function of the sensory systems is necessary to understand how perceptual processes work in normal and disease conditions and provides a gateway to unravel the complexity of the mind. Basic aspects of low and high level sensory processing in all sense modalities will be covered, with a special emphasis in the auditory and visual systems. The relationship between sensory systems, perception and higher cognitive functions will be addressed.
Textbooks
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000.
NEUR3901 Neuroscience: Special Senses (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Dario Protti Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week; one 3-hour practical per fortnight and one 3-hour tutorial per fortnight. Advanced students may be exempt from attending some of these classes to permit meetings with supervisor. Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this unit should have a WAM of at least 75. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For other students: [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) or ANAT2010] and 6 credit points of MBLG. Prohibitions: NEUR3001 Assumed knowledge: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and ANAT2010 Assessment: Two 1-hour exams, one mid-semester quiz, practical reports, one research or library essay (research essay will replace some other assessment items from regular course) (100%). Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, B Sc (Nutrition), UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: It is strongly recommended that students also take unit (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902).
This unit of study is an extension of NEUR3001 for talented students with an interest in Neuroscience and research in this field. The lecture/practical component of the course is run in conjunction with NEUR3001. The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system and to the main concepts of processing of sensory information. Understanding basic sensory transduction mechanisms and the function of the sensory systems is necessary to understand how perceptual processes work in normal and disease conditions and provides a gateway to unravel the complexity of the mind. Basic aspects of low and high level sensory processing in all sense modalities will be covered, with a special emphasis in the auditory and visual systems. The relationship between sensory systems, perception and higher cognitive functions will be addressed.
Textbooks
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000.
NEUR3002 Neuroscience: Motor Systems & Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vladimir Balcar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 3-hour practical and one 3-hour tutorial per fortnight. Prerequisites: For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For other students: [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) or ANAT2010] and 6 credit points of MBLG. Prohibitions: NEUR3902 Assumed knowledge: ANAT2010 and (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) are assumed knowledge. Assessment: Two 1-hour exams, one mid-semester quiz, neuroanatomy practical test, practical report, paper discussion sessions, library essay (100%). Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, B Sc (Nutrition), UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS ALSO TAKE (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901).
The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Our current knowledge of how the brain works is based on the analysis of the normal structure of the nervous system and its pathways, the functional effects of lesions and neurological diseases in different parts of the nervous system, and the way that nerve cells work at the molecular, cellular and integrative level. This course focuses on to the neural circuits and the mechanisms that control somatic and autonomic motor systems, motivated behaviours, emotions, and other higher order functions. The lecture series addresses the different topics, each of which offers special insight into the function of the nervous system in health and disease.
Textbooks
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000. or Bear, Connors, Paradiso. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Williams & Wilkins. 2001.
NEUR3902 Neuroscience: Motor Systems & Behav. Adv

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vladimir Balcar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 3-hour practical and one 3-hour tutorial per fortnight. Advanced students may be exempt from attending some of these classes to permit meetings with supervisor. Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this unit should have a WAM of at least 75. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including in (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For other students: [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) or ANAT2010] and 6 credit points of MBLG. Prohibitions: NEUR3002 Assumed knowledge: ANAT2010 and (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) are assumed knowledge. Assessment: Two 1-hour exams, one mid-semester quiz, neuroanatomy practical test, practical report, one research or review essay (research essay will replace some other assessment items from regular course) (100%). Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, B Sc (Nutrition), UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: It is strongly recommended that students also take (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901).
This unit of study is an extension of NEUR3002 for talented students with an interest in Neuroscience and research in this field. The lecture/practical component of the course is run in conjunction with NEUR3002. The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Our current knowledge of how the brain works is based on the analysis of the normal structure of the nervous system and its pathways, the functional effects of lesions and neurological diseases in different parts of the nervous system, and the way that nerve cells work at the molecular, cellular and integrative level. This course focuses on to the neural circuits and the mechanisms that control somatic and autonomic motor systems, motivated behaviours, emotions, and other higher order functions. The lecture series addresses the different topics, each of which offers special insight into the function of the nervous system in health and disease.
Textbooks
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000. or Bear, Connors, Paradiso. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Williams & Wilkins. 2001.
NEUR3003 Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kevin Keay, Dr Catherine Leamey Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1-hour lectures plus one 1-hour tutorial or one 2-hour practical per week. Prerequisites: For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For others: 18 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study from Anatomy & Histology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physiology, Psychology or Statistics. Prohibitions: NEUR3903 Assumed knowledge: Students should be familiar with the material in Bear, Connors & Paradiso Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Assessment: One 1-hour exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report (100%). Associated degrees: B A, B A (Adv)(Hons), B A (Adv)(Hons), M B B S, B Com (Liberal Studies), B E, B Ec Soc Sc, B Int S, B Med Sc, B Sc, B Sc (Adv), M B, B S, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Courses are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
This second semester unit is designed to introduce students to "cutting edge" issues in the neurosciences. This course is a combination of small lectures on current issues in cellular and developmental neuroscience and a research-based library project. Suitably qualified students may have the option of replacing the library project with a laboratory project. Issues covered in the lecture series will include the role of glial on cerebral blood flow and neural transmission, neurochemistry and psychiatric disorders and the development of central and peripheral nervous system.
Textbooks
Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000.
NEUR3903 Cellular & Developmental Neurosci. (Adv)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kevin Keay, Dr Catherine Leamey Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial or one 2-hour lab session per week. Prerequisites: Students must receive permission from the coordinators for enrolment. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including Credit average in (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For others: 18 credit points of Intermediate science units of study from Anatomy & Histology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physiology, Psychology or Statistics. Plus, students must have a CREDIT or better in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902). Prohibitions: NEUR3003 Assumed knowledge: Students should be familiar with the material in Bear, Connors & Paradiso Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Assessment: One 1-hour exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report, Mini-lecture (100%). Associated degrees: B A, B A (Adv)(Hons), B A (Adv)(Hons), M B B S, B Com (Liberal Studies), B E, B Ec Soc Sc, B Int S, B Med Sc, B Sc, B Sc (Adv), M B, B S, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Courses are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
This unit encompasses the material taught in NEUR3003. Advanced students perform a research project and present a mini-lecture on a current topic in neuroscience.
Textbooks
Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000.
NEUR3004 Integrative Neuroscience

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kevin Keay, Dr Catherine Leamey Session: Semester 2 Classes: One 1-hour lecture, one 2-hour tutorial plus 1-2 hours small meeting/laboratory session per week. Prerequisites: For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including BMED2401 or (BMED2801 and BMED2802). For others: 18 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study from Anatomy & Histology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physiology, Psychology or Statistics. Prohibitions: NEUR3904 Assumed knowledge: Students should be familiar with the material in Bear, Connors & Paradiso Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Assessment: Mid-semester exam, 1-hour final exam, Major essay/report, Tutorial participation (100%). Associated degrees: B A, B A (Adv)(Hons), B A (Adv)(Hons), M B B S, B Com (Liberal Studies), B E, B Ec Soc Sc, B Int S, B Med Sc, B Sc, B Sc (Adv), M B, B S, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Courses are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
This second semester unit is designed to introduce students to "cutting edge" issues in the neurosciences and to be taken in conjunction with NEUR3003. This course is a combination of small group lectures on current issues in neuroscience, seminar groups and a research-based library project. Suitably qualified students may have the option of replacing the library project with a laboratory project. Seminars will be held on topics including imaging pain, emotions, cortical development & plasticity, colour vision, stroke and hypertension, long-term regulation of blood pressure, auditory hallucinations and the "cocktail party effect".
Textbooks
Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition.
NEUR3904 Integrative Neuroscience (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kevin Keay, Dr Catherine Leamey Session: Semester 2 Classes: One 1-hour lecture, one 2-hour tutorial and 1-2 hour small meeting/laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Students must receive permission from the coordinators for enrolment. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED with a Credit average including BMED2401 or (BMED2801 and BMED2802). For others: 18 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study from Anatomy & Histology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physiology, Psychology or Statistics. Plus, students must have a CREDIT or better in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902). Prohibitions: NEUR3004 Assumed knowledge: Students should be familiar with the material in Bear, Connors & Paradiso Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Assessment: Mid-semester exam, 1-hour final exam, Major essay/report, Tutorial participation, Mini lecture (100%). Associated degrees: B A, B A (Adv)(Hons), B A (Adv)(Hons), M B B S, B Com (Liberal Studies), B E, B Ec Soc Sc, B Int S, B Med Sc, B Sc, B Sc (Adv), M B, B S, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Courses are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
This unit encompasses the material taught in NEUR3004. Advanced students perform a research project and present a mini-lecture on a current topic in neuroscience research.
Textbooks
Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition.
PHSI3005 Human Cellular Physiology: Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr William Phillips Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial slot per week. Prerequisites: Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906). For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806) Prohibitions: PHSI3905 Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of MBLG Assessment: One 2-hour exam (60%) and three to five quizzes (40%). Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: It is recommended that this unit of study be taken in conjunction with (PHSI3006 or PHSI3906).
The aim of this unit of study is to examine key cellular processes involved in the growth, maintenance and reproduction of human life. Processes to be studied include the regulation of cell division and differentiation in developing and adult tissues, the regulation of body fluids through ion transport across epithelia, and mechanisms of hormonal and nervous system signalling. Lectures will relate the molecular underpinnings to physiological functions: our current interpretation of how ion channels, hormone receptors and synaptic interactions mediate tissue function and human life. The significance of these molecular mechanisms will be highlighted by considering how mutations and other disorders affect key proteins and genes and how this might lead to disease states such as cancer, intestinal and lung transport disorders and osteoporosis.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science.
PHSI3905 Human Cellular Physiology (Adv): Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Fraser Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial slot per week. Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this unit should have a WAM of at least 70. Except for BMedSc students: Credit average in (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906). For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED at Credit average including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). Prohibitions: PHSI3005 Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of MBLG Assessment: One 2-hour exam (60%), one 2000-word report (30%) and a report plan arising from a mentored research project (10%). Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: It is highly recommended that this unit of study ONLY be taken in combination with (PHSI3006 or PHSI3906).
The aim of this unit of study is to examine key cellular processes involved in the growth, maintenance and reproduction of human life. Processes to be studied include the regulation of cell division and differentiation in developing and adult tissues, the regulation of body fluids through ion transport across epithelia, mechanisms of hormonal and nervous system signalling and the regulation of muscle contraction. Lectures will relate the molecular underpinnings to physiological functions: our current interpretation of how ion channels, hormone receptors and synaptic interactions mediate tissue function and human life. The significance of these molecular mechanisms will be highlighted by considering how mutations and other disorders affect key proteins and genes and how this might lead to disease states such as cancer, intestinal and lung transport disorders and osteoporosis. Please see the Physiology website for details of mentored Advanced research topics.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science.
PHSI3006 Human Cellular Physiology: Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr William Phillips Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two small group PBL and one 1 hour lecture per week; one 3 hour practical in some weeks. Students are allocated to PBL and practical classes after enrolments are finalised. For this reason students should refer to Blackboard and the Physiology online Master timetable regularly after semester begins. Prerequisites: Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906). For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). Corequisites: PHSI3005 Prohibitions: PHSI3906 Assessment: One 1.5-hour exam (60%), PBL assessments by oral presentations and paper summaries (20%), prac assessment tasks (20%). Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, UG Study Abroad Program.
This unit of study complements, and should be taken together with PHSI3005/3905 for students wishing to major in Physiology. PHSI3006 focuses deeply upon certain areas of cellular physiology that have particular relevance to human health and disease. In the problem-based learning (PBL) sessions groups of students work together with the support of a tutor to develop and communicate an understanding of mechanisms underlying the physiology and patho-physiology of disorders such as prostate cancer and neuromuscular disorders. Each problem runs over three weeks with two small group meetings per week. Reading lists are structured to help address written biomedical problems. Lectures provide advice on how to interpret scientific data of the type found in the research papers. Practical classes will emphasize experimental design and interpretation. Collectively, the PBL, lectures and practical classes aim to begin to develop skills and outlook needed to deal with newly emerging biomedical science.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science.
PHSI3906 Human Cellular Physiology (Ad): Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Fraser Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two small group PBL and one 1-hour lecture per week; one 3-hour practical in some weeks. Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this unit should have a WAM of at least 70. Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906). For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED at Credit average including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). Corequisites: PHSI3905 Prohibitions: PHSI3006 Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of MBLG Assessment: One 1.5-hour exam (56%), PBL assessments by oral presentations and paper summaries (14%), advanced practical class assessment tasks (30%). Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study complements, and should be taken together with PHSI3905. PHSI3906 focuses deeply upon certain areas of cellular physiology that have particular relevance to human health and disease. In the problem-based learning (PBL) sessions groups of students work together with the support of a tutor to develop and communicate an understanding of mechanism underlying the physiology and patho-physiology of disorders such as prostate cancer and neuromuscular disorders. Each problem runs over three weeks with two small group meetings per week. Reading lists are structured to help address written biomedical problems. Lectures provide advice on how to interpret scientific data of the type found in the research papers. Advanced students will take an extended practical class program. The additional practical problem will emphasize experimental design and interpretation in cell culture studies. Collectively, the PBL, lectures and practical classes aim to begin to develop skills and outlook needed to deal with newly emerging biomedical science. Please see the Physiology website for details of mentored Advanced research topics.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science.
PHSI3007 Heart and Circulation: Normal Function

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Naylor Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical or one 2-hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906) plus at least 12 credit points of intermediate Science Units of Study. For BMedSc students: 18 credit points of BMED intermediate units including (BMED2401 and BMED2403) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2803). Prohibitions: PHSI3907 Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of MBLG Assessment: One 2-hour exam, 3 practical assignments (100%) Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: It is recommended that students ONLY take PHSI3007 in combination with PHSI3008 or PHSI3908.
The aim of this unit of study is to examine in depth the structure and function of the cardiovascular system at the organ system, cellular and molecular levels. There is a particular focus on exercise physiology and the way in which the heart, circulation and skeletal muscles contribute to the limits of sporting achievement. The excitability, contractility and energetics of the heart and blood vessels are studied and the regulation of these organs by local (physical and chemical) factors, hormones and the nervous system are discussed, with emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms. At the systemic level, short term (neural) mechanisms controlling the blood pressure and how the system behaves during exercise (including muscle physiology) and other stresses is dealt with. Long term (hormonal) mechanisms regulating blood pressure via the renal control of extracellular fluid volume is also discussed. There is an emphasis in this unit of study on recent advances in cellular and molecular aspects of heart and the blood vessels and the regulation of these organs by local (physical and chemical) factors, hormones and the autonomic nervous system. Lectures will be complemented by practical classes and tutorials that reinforce the theory and emphasise experimental design, data interpretation and presentation.
PHSI3907 Heart & Circulation: Normal Function Adv

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Naylor Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical or one 2-hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906) plus at least 12 credit points of intermediate Science Units of Study with an average of 75. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED with an average of at least 75 in (BMED2401 and BMED2403) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2803). Prohibitions: PHSI3007 Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of MBLG Assessment: One 2-hour exam, 2000-word report/essay based on a mentored research project, practical assignment (100%) Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Available to selected students who have achieved an average of at least 75 in their prerequisite units of study. It is highly recommended that this unit of study ONLY be taken in combination with PHSI3008 or PHSI3908.
The aim of this unit of study is to examine in depth the structure and function of the cardiovascular system at the organ system, cellular and molecular levels. There is a particular focus on exercise physiology and the way in which the heart, circulation and skeletal muscles contribute to the limits of sporting achievement. The excitability, contractility and energetics of the heart and blood vessels are studied and the regulation of these organs by local (physical and chemical) factors, hormones and the nervous system are discussed, with emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms. At the systemic level, short term (neural) mechanisms controlling the blood pressure and how the system behaves during exercise and other stresses is dealt with. Long term (hormonal) mechanisms regulating blood pressure via the renal control of extracellular fluid volume is also discussed. There is an emphasis in this unit of study on recent advances in cellular and molecular aspects of heart and the blood vessels and the regulation of these organs by local (physical and chemical) factors, hormones and the autonomic nervous system. Lectures will be complemented by practical classes and tutorials that reinforce the theory and emphasize experimental design, data interpretation and presentation. Details of mentored Advanced research projects are available on the Physiology website.
PHSI3008 Heart and Circulation: Dysfunction

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Naylor Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures and two 1-hour PBL sessions per week Prerequisites: Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906) plus at least 12 credit points of intermediate Science Units of Study. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED units including (BMED2401 and BMED2403) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2803). Prohibitions: PHSI3908 Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of MBLG Assessment: One 2-hour exam, PBL presentations (100%) Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: It is strongly recommended that students ONLY take PHSI3008 in combination with PHSI3007 or PHSI3907.
This unit of study complements and should be taken together with PHSI3007, which deals with the normal function of the cardiovascular system. This unit of study focuses on cardiovascular disease which is a major cause of death in western society. Lectures provide the background to understanding (a) the disruption of normal physiological processes, (b) recent advances in cellular and molecular aspects, and (c) the physiological basis of modern approaches to treatment. Examples of diseases covered include: heart failure, heart attack, cardiac hypertrophy, atheroma and hypertension. In the PBL sessions, students will work in small groups with a tutor to further extend their understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning cardiovascular disease. Reading lists are organised into specific topics related to a particular problem based learning exercise. Through analysis and discussion of the readings students develop skills necessary for interpreting and communicating science.
PHSI3908 Heart & Circulation: Dysfunction Adv

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Naylor Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1 hour lecture and two 1 hour PBL sessions per week. Prerequisites: Except for BMedSc students: (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and (PHSI2006 or PHSI2906) plus at least 12 credit points of intermediate Science Units of Study. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED with an average of at least 75 in (BMED2401 and BMED2403) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2803). Prohibitions: PHSI3008 Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of MBLG Assessment: One 2-hour exam, PBL presentations, written assignment on a selected topic (100%) Associated degrees: B Med Sc, B Sc, UG Study Abroad Program.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Available to selected students who have achieved an average of at least 75 in their prerequisite units of study. It is highly recommended that this unit of study ONLY be taken in combination with PHSI3007 or PHSI3907.
This unit of study complements and should be taken together with PHSI3007 which deals with the normal function of the cardiovascular system. This unit of study focuses on cardiovascular disease which is a major cause of death in western society. Lectures provide the background to understanding (a) the disruption of normal physiological processes, (b) recent advances in cellular and molecular aspects, and (c) the physiological basis of modern approaches to treatment. Examples of diseases covered include: heart failure, heart attack, cardiac hypertrophy, atheroma and hypertension. In the PBL sessions students will work in small groups with a tutor to further extend their understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning cardiovascular disease. Reading lists are organised into specific topics related to a particular problem based learning exercise. Through analysis and discussion of the readings students develop skills necessary for interpreting and communicating science. Details of mentored Advanced research projects are available on the Physiology website.