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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
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Mr John Daicopoulos, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Ernie Jennings, Dr Kate Miller, Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt, Mrs Daniela Johnson, Dr Ranjna Kapoor.
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 11-May-2020 to 15-May-2020 (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
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Mr John Daicopoulos, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Ernie Jennings, Dr Kate Miller, Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt, Mrs Daniela Johnson, Dr Ranjna Kapoor, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
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
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Mr John Daicopoulos, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Ernie Jennings, Dr Kate Miller, Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt, Mrs Daniela Johnson, Dr Ranjna Kapoor, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
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 18-May-2020 to 22-May-2020 (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 11-May-2020 to 15-May-2020 (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.