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.
2 x 1hr/ week lectures and 6 x 2 hr large class tutorials (PBL) per semester
four in-class quizzes, one mid-semester exam, one 2hr final exam, two presentations for problem-based learning and 1 practical class report
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science
We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (BMED2401 and an additional 12 credit points from BMED240X)Prohibitions
PHSI3905, PHSI3906, PHSI3005, PHSI3006, PHSI3909