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PP3101 - Advanced and Integrated Physiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject will focus on advanced topics in physiology including integrated cellular and organ system function. This subject expands on the principles and concepts introduced in the Medical Physiology subjects with particular emphasis on the integrated function of organ systems under varying physiological states. The subject emphasises the importance of communicating experimental findings and critical analysis at a professional level.

Learning Outcomes

  • students will be able to analyse the normal physiological processes of selected organ systems at an advanced level using the current literature in this area;
  • students will be able to describe the manner in which these organ systems integrate function in order to serve the organism's needs;
  • students will observe the consequences of altering key physiological variables on organ system function;
  • students will be able to discuss the interplay between body systems as physiological conditions change.
Prerequisites: BC2013 and PP2101 and PP2201


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Lisa Chilton
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Richard Francis.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); practicals - consisting of written pracs and prac quizzes (50%); assignments (10%).

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.