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Physiology Interdisciplinary Project - PHSI3888

Year - 2020

Our ever-changing world requires knowledge that extends across multiple disciplines. The ability to identify and explore interdisciplinary links is a crucial skill for emerging professionals and researchers alike. This unit presents the opportunity to bring together the concepts and skills you have learnt in your discipline and apply them to a real-world problem. For example, you will work on projects that might examine how simple robotics or AR/VR or 3D printing methods can help rehabilitate patients, how machine learning can be used to define signalling pathways, use design thinking approaches to address patient care or the design user interfaces or work with public health or epidemiology to develop policy and communications around global health challenges. All these projects will challenge you to apply your existing knowledge to truly interdisciplinary areas. In this unit, you will continue to understand and explore disciplinary knowledge, while also meeting and collaborating with students from across the University through project-based learning; identifying and solving problems, collecting and analysing data and communicating your findings to a diverse audience. All of these skills are highly valued by employers. This unit will foster the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and this is essential for both professional and research pathways in the future.

Lectures, on-line resources and project-based tutorials and workshops

Written assignments 20%; and written exam (30%), Project report (25%), Project oral presentation (20%), Team work participation and evaluation (5%).


12 credit points of (PHSI3XXX) and 12 cp from (PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X06 or PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X08 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)


PHSI3007 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3908


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
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: Dr Laurence Macia
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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