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PP2101 - Medical Physiology 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

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, musculoskeletal and renal 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

  • cell and tissue structure and classification;
  • electrical communication within excitable tissues;
  • functional and structural aspects of the nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and immune systems;
  • overall body structure and organisation;
  • the role of blood constituents and lymph in the body.
BM1011 PC1001


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Pam Megaw
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Pam Megaw, Assoc. Professor Haleagrahara Nagaraja, Dr Glenn Harrison.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); 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.