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 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5))
N PHSI2901 or PHSI2905 or PHSI2101 or PHSI2001 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808


The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
Semester 1
PHSI2905
Integrated Physiology A (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5))
N PHSI2001 or PHSI2901 or PHSI2101 or PHSI2005 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808


The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
Semester 1
PHSI2006
Integrated Physiology B
6    P 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5))
N PHSI2902 or PHSI2906 or PHSI2102 or PHSI2002 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808


The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. It is recommended that PHSI2005 is completed before enrolling in PHSI2006.
Semester 2
PHSI2906
Integrated Physiology B (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5))
N PHSI2102 or PHSI2902 or PHSI2002 or PHSI2006 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808


The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
Semester 2
Senior units of study
NEUR3003
Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience
6    A NEUR3X01/3X05 and NEUR3X02/3X06 or equivalent. Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso ¿Exploring the Brain¿.
P (BMED2401 and BMED2402 and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X) OR (18 credit points of ANAT2XXX and/or BCHM2XXX and/or BIOL2XXX and/or CHEM2XXX and/or COMP2XXX and/or INFO2XXX and/or MATH2XXX and/or MICR2XXX and/or MBLG2XXX and/or PHSI2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX).
N NEUR3903


Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3903
Cellular and Developmental Neurosci. (Adv)
6    A NEUR3X01/3X05 and NEUR3X02/3X06 or equivalent. Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso ¿Exploring the Brain¿.
P An average mark of 75 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 or NEUR3906)
N NEUR3003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3004
Integrative Neuroscience
6    A NEUR3X01/3X05 and NEUR3X02/3X06 or equivalent. Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso ¿Exploring the Brain¿.
P (BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X) OR (18 credit points of ANAT2XXX and/or HSTO2XXX and/or BCHEM2XXX and/or BIOL2XXX and/or CHEM2XXX and/or COMP2XXX and/or INFO2XXX and/or MATH2XXX and/or MICR2XXX and/or MBLG2XXX and/or PHSI2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX).
N NEUR3904


Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3904
Integrative Neuroscience (Advanced)
6    A NEUR3X01/3X05 and NEUR3X02/3X06 or equivalent. Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso ¿Exploring the Brain¿.
P An average mark of 75 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 or NEUR3906)
N NEUR3004

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3006
Neural Information Processing
6    P [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] OR [6cp from PHSI2X05 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)]
N NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3906


We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently to gain a broad neurobiological understanding.
Semester 1
NEUR3906
Neural Information Processing (Advanced)
6    P [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from PHSI2X05 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)]
N NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006


We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
Semester 1
PHSI3009
Frontiers in Cellular Physiology
6    P [6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X]
N PHSI3905, PHSI3906, PHSI3005, PHSI3006, 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 [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)]
N PHSI3009, PHSI3005, PHSI3905, PHSI3006, PHSI3906


We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
Semester 1
PHSI3010
Reproduction, Development and Disease
6    P [6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X]
N PHSI3905, PHSI3906, PHSI3005, PHSI3006, PHSI3910


We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
Semester 1
PHSI3910
Reproduction, Development and Disease Adv
6    P [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X]
N PHSI3010, PHSI3005, PHSI3905, PHSI3006, PHSI3906


We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
Semester 1
PHSI3011
Frontiers in Whole Body Physiology
6    P [6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X]
N PHSI3007, PHSI3008, PHSI3907, PHSI3908, PHSI3911


We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3011 or PHSI3911) and (PHSI3012 or PHSI3912) units concurrently
Semester 2
PHSI3911
Frontiers in Whole Body Physiology (Adv)
6    P [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)]
N PHSI3011, PHSI3007, PHSI3907, PHSI3008, PHSI3908


We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3011 or PHSI3911) and (PHSI3012 or PHSI3912) units concurrently
Semester 2
PHSI3012
Physiology of Disease
6    P [6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X]
N PHSI3007, PHSI3008, PHSI3907, PHSI3908, PHSI3912


We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3011 or PHSI3911) and (PHSI3012 or PHSI3912) units concurrently
Semester 2
PHSI3912
Physiology of Disease (Advanced)
6    P [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)]
N PHSI3012, PHSI3007, PHSI3907, PHSI3008, PHSI3908


We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3011 or PHSI3911) and (PHSI3012 or PHSI3912) units concurrently
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: Three 1 hour lectures per week. Prerequisites: 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5)) Prohibitions: PHSI2901 or PHSI2905 or PHSI2101 or PHSI2001 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: One written exam; individual written assessments, and quizzes (100%) Practical field work: One 3 hour practical or one 3 hour tutorial per week. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
This unit of study offers an introduction to the basic concepts underpinning physiology, excitable cell (nerve and muscle) physiology, as well as the functions of the nervous system (central processing, and sensory and motor systems). It also incorporates cardiovascular and exercise physiology. The practical component involves experiments on humans and isolated tissues, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Tutorial sessions develop critical thinking, the integrative nature of physiology, and generic skills in scientific writing and presentation. The practicals and tutorials also emphasise group learning and team work.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 7th edition. 2015. ISBN-10: 0321981227; ISBN-13: 978-0321981226 (International Edition)
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: An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5)) Prohibitions: PHSI2001 or PHSI2901 or PHSI2101 or PHSI2005 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: One written exam; individual and group oral presentations, 2 practical reports (reports will replace some other assessment items from regular course) (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
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 Bronwyn McAllan Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures per week, and one 3 hour practical or one 3 hour tutorial per week. There will be one 4 hour practical session. Prerequisites: 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5)) Prohibitions: PHSI2902 or PHSI2906 or PHSI2102 or PHSI2002 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: Two written exams; group and individual written and oral presentations (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. It is recommended that PHSI2005 is completed before enrolling in PHSI2006.
This unit of study offers a basic introduction to the functions of the remaining body systems: gastrointestinal, respiratory, haematology, endocrine, reproductive and renal. The practical component involves experiments on humans and computer simulations, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. The 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: 0321750071. ISBN-13: 978-0321750075.
PHSI2906 Integrated Physiology B (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Atomu Sawatari Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures per week, and one 3 hour practical and/or one 3 hour tutorial per fortnight. Advanced students will be required to attend the designated Advanced Practical and Tutorial sessions. Prerequisites: An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5)) Prohibitions: PHSI2102 or PHSI2902 or PHSI2002 or PHSI2006 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: One written exam; individual and group oral presentations, 2 practical reports (reports will replace some other assessment items from regular course) (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
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
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: (BMED2401 and BMED2402 and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X) OR (18 credit points of ANAT2XXX and/or BCHM2XXX and/or BIOL2XXX and/or CHEM2XXX and/or COMP2XXX and/or INFO2XXX and/or MATH2XXX and/or MICR2XXX and/or MBLG2XXX and/or PHSI2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX). Prohibitions: NEUR3903 Assumed knowledge: NEUR3X01/3X05 and NEUR3X02/3X06 or equivalent. Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso ¿Exploring the Brain¿. Assessment: Final exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report, attendance and particpation in assessment of Advanced student presentations (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study 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. 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 systems.
Textbooks
Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000.
NEUR3903 Cellular and 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: An average mark of 75 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) Prohibitions: NEUR3003 Assumed knowledge: NEUR3X01/3X05 and NEUR3X02/3X06 or equivalent. Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso ¿Exploring the Brain¿. Assessment: Final exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report, Mini-lecture, Attendance at and participation in assessment of advanced student presentations (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study 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 to three 1-hour lectures, one 2-hour tutorial. Prerequisites: (BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X) OR (18 credit points of ANAT2XXX and/or HSTO2XXX and/or BCHEM2XXX and/or BIOL2XXX and/or CHEM2XXX and/or COMP2XXX and/or INFO2XXX and/or MATH2XXX and/or MICR2XXX and/or MBLG2XXX and/or PHSI2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX). Prohibitions: NEUR3904 Assumed knowledge: NEUR3X01/3X05 and NEUR3X02/3X06 or equivalent. Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso ¿Exploring the Brain¿. Assessment: Mid-semester exam, Final exam, 3 short in-semester assessments/reports, Tutorial participation, attendance and at participation in assessment of Advanced student presentations (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study 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. Seminars will be held on topics including imaging pain, emotions, cortical development and plasticity, colour vision, stroke and hypertension, and long-term regulation of blood pressure.
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 laboratory per week. Prerequisites: An average mark of 75 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) Prohibitions: NEUR3004 Assumed knowledge: NEUR3X01/3X05 and NEUR3X02/3X06 or equivalent. Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso ¿Exploring the Brain¿. Assessment: Mid-semester exam, Final exam, Major essay/report, Tutorial participation, Mini lecture, Attendance at and participation in assessment of advanced student presentations (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study 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.
NEUR3006 Neural Information Processing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Bill Phillips Session: Semester 1 Classes: two lectures, 1 two-hour research paper session (journal club, 8 weeks) Prerequisites: [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] OR [6cp from PHSI2X05 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)] Prohibitions: NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3906 Assessment: one 2hr exam, 1500w essay, paper session oral presentation and participation marks, one prac report plus prac quizzes Practical field work: 1 x 3hour Prac (total of 5 such practical sessions) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently to gain a broad neurobiological understanding.
This unit provides an introduction the mechanisms that drive neurons and neural circuits throughout the brain and body. The lectures explore how signal intensity is translated into nerve impulse codes and how this information is again translated through synapses to convey and interpret information about the external world, to control the body and to record information for future use (learning and memory). We also consider how sensory and motor information is integrated through neural circuits in the brain and spinal cord. Practical classes introduce some of the different ways in which the workings of the brain are studied. Each student chooses a journal club that focuses on a specific topic in neuroscience. In the weekly sessions, group members read, present and interpret original research papers, developing a deep understanding of the emerging scientific evidence in the topic area. This senior year unit of study will develop skills in critical analysis, interpretation and communication of new evidence.
Textbooks
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel, Sigelbaum, Hudspeth. Principles of Neural Science. 5th Ed, Elsevier, NY, 2013
NEUR3906 Neural Information Processing (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Dario Protti Session: Semester 1 Classes: two lectures, 1 two-hour research paper session (journal club, 8 weeks) Prerequisites: [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from PHSI2X05 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)] Prohibitions: NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 Assessment: one 2hr exam, 1500w essay, paper session oral presentation and participation marks, one prac report plus prac quizzes Practical field work: 1 x 3hour Prac (total of 4 such practical sessions) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
This unit provides an introduction the mechanisms that drive neurons and neural circuits throughout the brain and body. The lectures explore how signal intensity is translated into nerve impulse codes and how this information is again translated through synapses to convey and interpret information about the external world, to control the body and to record information for future use. We also consider how sensory and motor information is integrated through neural circuits in the brain and spinal cord. Practical classes introduce some of the different ways in which the workings of the brain are studied. Each student chooses a journal club that focuses on a specific topic in neuroscience. In the weekly sessions, group members read, present and interpret original research papers, developing a deep understanding of the emerging scientific evidence in the topic area. This senior year unit of study will develop skills in critical analysis, interpretation and communication of new evidence.
Textbooks
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel, Sigelbaum, Hudspeth. Principles of Neural Science. 5th Ed, Elsevier, NY, 2013
PHSI3009 Frontiers in Cellular Physiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Anuwat Dinudom Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 1hr/ week lectures and 6 x 2 hr large class tutorials (PBL) per semester Prerequisites: [6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] Prohibitions: PHSI3905, PHSI3906, PHSI3005, PHSI3006, PHSI3909 Assessment: four in-class quizzes, one mid-semester exam, one 2hr final exam, two presentations for problem-based learning and 1 practical class report Practical field work: 3 x 4 hr practicals per semester Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of cellular physiology. There will be a detailed exploration of the signals and pathways cells use to detect and respond to environmental changes and cues. Important signalling systems and homeostatic regulators will be discussed in the context of biological processes and human diseases. Problem-based learning sessions will explore these diseases with student-led teaching. Practical classes will explore physiological techniques for investigating cell signalling and the biophysical properties of cells. Large class tutorials will focus on graduate attribute skills development in the context of reinforcing material discussed in the lectures and practical classes. This unit will develop key attributes that are essential for a science graduate as they move forward in their careers.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science
PHSI3909 Frontiers in Cellular Physiology (Adv)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Anuwat Dinudom Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 1hr/ week lectures and 3 x 2 hrs large class tutorials (PBL) per semester Prerequisites: [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)] Prohibitions: PHSI3009, PHSI3005, PHSI3905, PHSI3006, PHSI3906 Assessment: four in-class quizzes, one mid-semester exam, one 2hr final exam, one presentations for problem-based learning and one Advanced research report Practical field work: 3 x 4 hr practicals per semester Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of cellular physiology. There will be a detailed exploration of the signals and pathways cells use to detect and respond to environmental changes and cues. Important signalling systems and homeostatic regulators will be discussed in the context of biological processes and human diseases. Problem-based learning sessions will explore these diseases with student-led teaching. Practical classes will explore physiological techiques for investigating cell signalling and biophysical properties of cells. Large class tutorials will focus on graduate attribute skills development in the context of reinforcing material discussed in the lectures and practical classes. This unit will develop key attributes that are essential for science a graduate as they move forward in their careers.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science
PHSI3010 Reproduction, Development and Disease

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Fraser Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures, 4 x 1 hr large class tutorials per semester, 12 x 1hr tutorials (weeks 3-6 and 7-10 only) Prerequisites: [6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] Prohibitions: PHSI3905, PHSI3906, PHSI3005, PHSI3006, PHSI3910 Assessment: one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, two problem-solving learning tutorials, 3 practical class reports Practical field work: 3 x 4 hr practicals per semester Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of the physiological processes that regulate normal and how these may go awry leading to significant human conditions or even disease. Lectures will focus on; male and female reproductive physiology, endocrinology of reproduction, physiology of fertilisation, cell cycle control and apoptosis, mechanisms of differentiation, gastrulation, cardiovascular development, tissue formation and organogenesis, stem cell biology and the link between developmental processes and cancer. Reprogramming and tissue regeneration will also feature in the lecture content. Problem-based learning will focus on reproductive physiology and regeneration. Practical classes will examine the processes regulating sperm function, embryogenesis and stem cell biology.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science
PHSI3910 Reproduction, Development and Disease Adv

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stuart Fraser Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures, 4 x 1 hr large class tutorials per semester, 12 x 1hr tutorials (weeks 3-6 and 7-10 only) Prerequisites: [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] Prohibitions: PHSI3010, PHSI3005, PHSI3905, PHSI3006, PHSI3906 Assessment: one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, two problem-solving learning tutorials, 3 practical class reports Practical field work: 3 x 4 hr practicals per semester Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of the physiological processes that regulate normal and how these may go awry leading to significant human conditions or even disease. Lectures will focus on; male and female reproductive physiology, endocrinology of reproduction, physiology of fertilisation, cell cycle control and apoptosis, mechanisms of differentiation, gastrulation, cardiovascular development, tissue formation and organogenesis, stem cell biology and the link between developmental processes and cancer. Reprogramming and tissue regeneration will also feature in the lecture content. Problem-based learning will focus on reproductive physiology and regeneration. Practical classes will examine the processes regulating sperm function, embryogenesis and stem cell biology.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science
PHSI3011 Frontiers in Whole Body Physiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Phillip Poronnik Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures, 4 x 2 hr class tutorials per semester (Week 3 and 13) and 2 x 1 hr tutorial preparation session (week 2 and 12), one contcept based learning tutorial 3 x 2 hours Prerequisites: [6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] Prohibitions: PHSI3007, PHSI3008, PHSI3907, PHSI3908, PHSI3911 Assessment: one mid-semester exam, one 2hr final exam, two tutorial reports, 3 practical class reports Practical field work: 3 x 4 hr practicals per semester Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3011 or PHSI3911) and (PHSI3012 or PHSI3912) units concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of whole body physiology. Lectures will provide insight into the mechanisms that regulate homeostasis throughout the whole body with a particular focus not only on the interplay between major organ systems, but also variability amongst individuals. The emphasis in this unit is on recent advances at the frontiers of human physiology. Our current understandings of how we functions will be explored at the molecular, cellular and whole body level. This is detailed fundamental knowledge that is key to understanding the transitions that occur from health to disease. Hands on practical classes will explore the physiology presented in the lectures and tutorial sessions will investigate what 'normal' is in terms of whole body physiology.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science; Siverthorn D, Human Physiology: an integrated approach. 7th Edition Pearson.
PHSI3911 Frontiers in Whole Body Physiology (Adv)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Phillip Poronnik Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures, 4 x 2 hr class tutorials per semester (Week 3 and 13) and 2 x 1 hr tutorial preparation session (week 2 and 12), one contcept based learning tutorial 3 x 2 hours Prerequisites: [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)] Prohibitions: PHSI3011, PHSI3007, PHSI3907, PHSI3008, PHSI3908 Assessment: one mid-semester exam, one 2hr final exam, two tutorial reports, 3 practical class reports Practical field work: 3 x 4 hr practicals per semester Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3011 or PHSI3911) and (PHSI3012 or PHSI3912) units concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of whole body physiology. Lectures will provide insight into the mechanisms that regulate homeostasis throughout the whole body with a particular focus not only on the interplay between major organ systems, but also variability amongst individuals. The emphasis in this unit is on recent advances at the frontiers of human physiology. Our current understandings of how we functions will be explored at the molecular, cellular and whole body level. This is detailed fundamental knowledge that is key to understanding the transitions that occur from health to disease. Hands on practical classes will explore the physiology presented in the lectures and tutorial sessions will investigate what ¿normal¿ is in terms of whole body physiology.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science; Siverthorn D, Human Physiology: an integrated approach. 7th Edition Pearson.
PHSI3012 Physiology of Disease

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Matthew Naylor Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures, 12 x 1hr tutorials (weeks 3-5 and 8-10 only), 2 x 6hr practical (weeks 4-5 and 8-9). Prerequisites: [6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] Prohibitions: PHSI3007, PHSI3008, PHSI3907, PHSI3908, PHSI3912 Assessment: one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, two problem-solving learning tutorials, 2 practical class reports Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3011 or PHSI3911) and (PHSI3012 or PHSI3912) units concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of whole body physiology. Lectures will provide insight into the mechanisms that regulate normal homeostasis throughout the whole body and how defects in these processes can lead to significant human disease. The emphasis in this unit is on recent advances at the frontiers of human physiology. The processes leading to cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic disease will be explored at the molecular, cellular and whole body level. Problem-based learning will focus on cancer and cardiovascular disease and practical classes will utilise both wet lab and online resources to dissect the processes by which normal physiological processes become aberrant leading to human disease.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science
PHSI3912 Physiology of Disease (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Matthew Naylor Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures, 2 x 6hr practical (weeks 4-5 and 8-9), Advanced project. Prerequisites: [An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from PHSI2XX5 and 6cp from PHSI2XX6] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)] Prohibitions: PHSI3012, PHSI3007, PHSI3907, PHSI3008, PHSI3908 Assessment: one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, Advanced project report, 2 practical class reports Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3011 or PHSI3911) and (PHSI3012 or PHSI3912) units concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of whole body physiology. Lectures will provide insight into the mechanisms that regulate normal homeostasis throughout the whole body and how defects in these processes can lead to significant human disease. The emphasis in this unit is on recent advances at the frontiers of human physiology. The processes leading to cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic disease will be the specific will be explored at the molecular, cellular and whole body level. Students will undertake an Advanced Project Problem-based learning will focus on cancer and cardiovascular disease and Practical classes will utilise both wet lab and online resources to dissect the processes by which normal physiological processes become aberrant leading to human disease.
Textbooks
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science