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Frontiers in Whole Body Physiology (Adv) - PHSI3911

Year - 2018

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.

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

one mid-semester exam, one 2hr final exam, two tutorial reports, 3 practical class reports

Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science; Siverthorn D, Human Physiology: an integrated approach. 7th Edition Pearson.

Additional information
BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.


A mark of 75 or above in [(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (BMED2401 and BMED2402)]


PHSI3011, PHSI3007, PHSI3907, PHSI3008, PHSI3908


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Phillip Poronnik
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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