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Physiology of Disease (Advanced) - PHSI3912

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 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.

2 x 1hr lectures, 2 x 6hr practical (weeks 4-5 and 8-9), Advanced project.

one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, Advanced project report, 2 practical class reports

Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science

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)]


PHSI3012, 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: A/Prof Matthew Naylor
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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