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.
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).
one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, two problem-solving learning tutorials, 2 practical class reports
Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science
BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (BMED2401 and BMED2402)Prohibitions
PHSI3007, PHSI3008, PHSI3907, PHSI3908, PHSI3912