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BM1011 - Physiological Systems and Processes 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

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

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Attend 80% of prac classes (internal offerings) or attend residential week (mixed mode) to pass the subject. Must achieve a mark of at least 50% on the final exam. Must achieve >50% overall.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PP2101

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Sara Brice, 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 (didactic or interactive)
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching 10-May-2021 to 14-May-2021 (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Ms Allison Jackson, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Sara Brice, 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 (didactic or interactive) - Online
  • 13 hours tutorials - Residential
  • 14 hours practicals - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Sara Brice, Dr Ernie Jennings, Dr Kate Miller, Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt, Mrs Daniela Johnson, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 46 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Mrs Vicki Dunk, Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Sara Brice, Dr Ernie Jennings, Dr Kate Miller, Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt, Mrs Daniela Johnson, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 46 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 14 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching 17-May-2021 to 21-May-2021 (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Ms Allison Jackson, Miss Jessica Watt, Mrs Daniela Johnson, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 46 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - Online
  • 13 hours tutorials - Residential
  • 14 hours practicals - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching 10-May-2021 to 14-May-2021 (Face to face dates exist for this subject)
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Dr Alex Trollope, Dr Sara Brice, Dr Ernie Jennings, Dr Kate Miller, Dr David Simcock, Miss Jessica Watt, Mrs Daniela Johnson, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 46 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - Videoconference
  • 13 hours tutorials - Residential
  • 14 hours practicals - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching 10-May-2021 to 14-May-2021
Coordinator: Dr David Simcock, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Ms Allison Jackson, Miss Jessica Watt, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 46 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - 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.