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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 1050

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101845

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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 owner

Course owner
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Course aim

To develop an understanding of the normal function of physiological systems and the critical integrative manner in which they interact.

Course content

Integumentary System: nature and function, injury and healing mechanisms, effect of ageing and UV damage, role in innate immunity; Lymphatic and Immune System: identification and function of the major components of the lymphatic system and the role, distribution and importance of lymphocytes, the mechanisms of non-specific (innate) and specific (adaptive) immunity; Metabolism: describe the basic functioning of the major metabolic pathways involved in energy production; Neural Pathways: structure and function of the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system, sensory pathways, somatic nervous pathway and spinal reflexes, autonomic pathways and the special senses of vision and hearing; Endocrine System: identification of major organs and their functions, major classes of hormones and their functions, general mechanism of hormone action, comparison between the endocrine and nervous systems; Renal System: structure and function of main components, mechanism of urine formation, regulatory processes of glomerular filtration, the role of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and aldosterone in controlling urine volume and concentration, regulation of fluid and pH; Reproduction: nature and function of the female and male reproductive systems, hormonal regulation, common pathologies.  Skills in teamwork and critical thinking.

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*: 0.125
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
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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