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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 2052

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101080

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To further develop knowledge of the normal and abnormal physiological processes that occur across the life-span.

Course content

Pre-conception. Maternal: physiological and immunological adaptions to pregnancy, physiological changes in preparation for lactation. In utero physiological growth and development: maternal-foetal interaction, placental and neural systems, cardiovascular systems. Physiological growth and development across the lifespan: infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and ageing. Role of the immunological system and inflammation in normal physiology and in the development of disease. Cardiovascular system: cardiovascular disturbances and pathology of cardiac tissue. Digestive system: pathologies of the digestive system, role of microbiome in health and disease. Endocrine system: control of growth and development, endocrine regulation of calcium and bone metabolism. Impact of genetic variants on normal physiology. Impact of physical activity, nutrition, environment, environmental contaminants, drugs and alcohol on pathophysiology and disease.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 2014 Biochemistry
BIOL 2035 Physiology
HLTH 2001 Human Nutrition

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Workshop 2 hours x 6 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 6 weeks
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Lecture 26 hours x -
Tutorial 12 hours x -
Workshop 12 hours x -

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
Test - 15% 45 minutes
Assignment 2000 words 30% -
Examination - 55% 3 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Test - 15% 45 minutes
Assignment 2000 words 30% -
Examination - 55% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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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