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Reproduction, Development and Disease - PHSI3010

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. Problem-based learning will focus on reproductive physiology and re-activation of developmental processes in adult disease. Practical classes will examine the processes regulating reproductive physiology, sexual dimorphism and human pathophysiology.

2 x 1hr lectures per week; 1 guest lecture/problem-based learning class introduction/organisation session per week. 2 x 3 hour problem-based learning classes per semester.

one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, two problem-solving learning tutorials, 3 practical class reports

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


(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or [(PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) and PHSI2X08] or [12cp from (BCMB2X02 or BIOL2X29 or GEGE2X01)] or [12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2406)]


PHSI3905 or PHSI3906 or PHSI3005 or PHSI3006 or PHSI3910


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Stephen Assinder
HECS Band: 2
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