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BM1011 - Physiological Systems and Processes 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to Nursing Science students only. Available to Sport & Exercise Science students (CAIRNS) only. TSV and CNS Limited availabilities are restricted to students admitted to 78110E - Bachelor of Nursing Science [External].

The subject provides an introduction to physiology, including: an overview of cells tissues organs, organ systems and the basic functions of each, and how the organ systems function to maintain the environment within the body.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe cellular composition, function, gene expression and homeostatic maintenance;
  • explain the function of skeletal, nervous and muscular systems in coordinating body movement and transmitting signals;
  • explain the function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems in maintaining a regulated internal environment within the body;
  • discuss in detail the function of organ systems, including the impact of homeostatic imbalances and environmental factors, and communicate findings using appropriate scientific terminology;
  • analyse scientific materials to understand the basis of physiological measurements and use these measurements to determine whether the body is functioning normally;
  • complete basic health care related calculations relevant to clinical practice.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • other exams (20%)
  • quizzes or tests (20%)
  • presentations (20%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PP2101

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 46 hours lectures
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 46 hours lectures - Online
  • 13 hours tutorials - Residential
  • 14 hours practicals - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 46 hours lectures
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 46 hours lectures
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 46 hours lectures - Online
  • 13 hours tutorials - Residential
  • 14 hours practicals - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 46 hours lectures - Videoconference
  • 13 hours tutorials - Residential
  • 14 hours practicals - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching 11-May-2020 to 15-May-2020 (TBA)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 46 hours lectures - Videoconference
  • 13 hours tutorials - Residential
  • 14 hours practicals - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.