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PP5101 - Advanced and Integrated Physiology

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

This subject will focus on advanced topics in respiratory, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal physiology, integrating these three topics at the cellular, organ and whole body levels. This subject expands on the principles and concepts discussed in the Medical Physiology subjects with particular emphasis on the integrated function of these systems in exercise as well as in special situations (diving, high altitude, space. Subject content and learning objectives as for PP3101. Students will normally be required to attend PP3101 lectures, tutorials and practicals and complete an advanced assignment or equivalent work to postgraduate standard.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Other exams - (16%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (44%).


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Lisa Chilton, Professor David Whitmore
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Dr Lisa Chilton, Dr Richard Francis, Ms Christine Hall.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures
  • 22 hours tutorials
  • 18 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.