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PP2101 - Medical Physiology 1

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to any students with an interest in physiology, excluding Nursing Science and Pharmacy students.

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

  • associate how the above systems work together in normal human functioning;
  • demonstrate personal and social responsibility and accountability through an awareness of ethical frameworks, by working safely and responsibly in individual and team environments in the laboratory setting;
  • 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.
Prerequisites: at least 18CP of level 1 subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BM1011 PC1001

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Ranjna Kapoor.
Contact hours:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 22 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (30%).

    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.