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PC1001 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

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

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

This subject provides the student with the foundation knowledge for further studies in human physiology and pharmacology. It covers a diversity of functions of the human body including cell and tissue organisation; tissue excitation; blood and lymph and the physiology of the nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal and cardiac systems. Students will be introduced to scientific writing, including literature searching, data analysis, and the application of basic statistics. This knowledge is essential for careers in health related areas, human biomedical research and drug research development.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the physiology underlying the cellular, nervous, endocrine, muscular and cardiovascular systems;
  • compare the socio-ecological impact, pathophysiology and treatment underlying a disease process between low, medium and high socio- economic (SES) societies;
  • relate (both verbally and in writing) how established methods and research in biomedical science further understanding of physiological processes.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PP2101

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Ranjna Kapoor, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Dr Ranjna Kapoor, Dr Richard Francis.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures
  • 22 hours practicals
  • 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.