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 function will be explored at the molecular, cellular and whole body levels. This is detailed 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 1 hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1 hr masterclass lecture, 5 x 2 hr class tutorials per semester (Weeks 2, 3 and 12)
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.
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 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3908 or PHSI3911