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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 1049

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101844

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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 introduce basic cell biology and how it relates to fundamental physiological principles and systems.

Course content

Cell biology: principles of homeostasis including feedback loops, basic cell structure and organelle function, transport mechanisms which facilitate the movement of material into and out of cells; protein synthesis, cell division. Tissues and membranes: identification of the major tissues, classification of epithelia and how this relates to function, structure and function of connective tissues, formation and role of membranes. Neural communication: composition and function of neural tissue, resting membrane potential, formation and propagation of nerve signals. Muscle physiology: structure and function of the major muscle types, muscle contraction and control. Skeletal system: function and control of the system, bone formation and its dynamic nature, bone fracture and healing. Blood and cardiovascular system: composition and function of blood, haemostasis, circulatory system, blood pressure, cardiac cycle and regulation. Respiratory system: Structure and function, gas exchange, gas transport, control of respiration. Digestive system: structure and function of the major organs of the digestive system, mechanisms of digestion and absorption of nutrients and their regulation. Research project: learn how to measure basic physiological parameters, the development of research skills, establish an ability to work collaboratively.

Textbook(s)

Martini, F.H., Nath, J.L., Bartholomew E.F, Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology , Current Edition, Pearson

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Workshop 2 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
Quiz Continuous 20% -
Group assignment Continuous 30% -
Examination 3 hours 50% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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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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