PP1201 - Introduction to Physiology and Pharmacology
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)
Available to all students except those enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing Science, Occupational
Therapy, Pharmacy, Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine/Surgery.
This subject will provide foundation knowledge and understanding of the physiological
function of the body and the principles of the action of drugs. After a broad introduction
to the major body systems, learning acitivities will develop around the themes of
homeostasis, nervous and endocrine regulation of function, the interaction of the
body with the external environment and comparative functional physiology. Topics to
be addressed include the complexity and diversity of physiological function, biological
rhythms, regulation of key aspects of body homeostasis, introduction to cell communication
and regulation and an introduction to drug actions, dispersal and toxicology.
- develop an awareness of the molecular and cellular basis of regulation of cell function;
- introduce students to the fundamental concepts of pharmacology and toxicology;
- provide insight into the principle mechanisms that control and regulate selected aspects
of internal body function in the face of changing internal and external influences;
- understand the key functions of the major body systems.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Dr Pam Megaw
- 39 hours lectures
- 36 hours workshops/Seminars
||end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).
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