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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 2036

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010933

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To develop an understanding of the normal structure of, and interrelationship between, the cells and tissues of the body.

Course content

Cell structure and function: Epithelium; nomenclature, classification, specialisations, secretory mechanisms: Connective tissue components; dense, areolar, adipose, cartilage, bone: Muscle; skeletal, cardiac, smooth: Nervous system; peripheral; fibres, ganglion / central; spinal cord, cerebellum, cerebrum. meninges, choroid plexus: Lymphoid System: lymph node, spleen, thymus, tonsils, mucosa associated lymphoid system: Cardiovascular system; heart,  blood vessels, sinusoids, lymphatic vessels: Respiratory tissues: trachea, bronchial tree, inter-alveolar septa: Skin and appendages; epidermis, dermis, hair follicle, glands: Urinary system; nephron, collecting ducts, ureter, bladder, urethra: Endocrine system; pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, islets of Langerhans, pineal body, diffuse neuroendocrine system: Gastrointestinal system; teeth, salivary glands, tongue, gastrointestinal tract, liver, gall bladder, pancreas: Male reproductive system; testis, genital ducts, seminal vesicle, prostate, penis: Female reproductive system; ovary, uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, vagina, mammary glands.

Textbook(s)

Paulsen, D.F, Histology and Cell biology. Examination and Board Review, Current, McGraw Hill Education (available as an e-book only)

Mescher, A.L. , Junqueira's Basic Histology, Text & Atlas, Current, McGraw-Hill Education Lange, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B
MEDI 1009 Professional Issues in Laboratory Medicine

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Practical assessment - 25% Ongoing
Practical examination - 15% 30 minutes
Examination - 60% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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