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PP2201 - Medical Physiology 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2010
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

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

This subject builds on fundamental concepts introduced in PP2101 and describes the structure and function of the human organ systems not covered in PP2101. This includes the respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive systems. An introduction to nutrition and physiological adaptations of organ systems to changes in environmental or metabolic demands is also included. This knowledge is essential for careers in health related areas, human biomedical research and drug research and development.

Learning Outcomes

  • basic concepts of human nutrition and metabolic regulation;
  • functional and structural aspects of the respiratory system; renal system; endocrine system; reproductive system; gastrointestinal system.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2010
Coordinator: Dr Lisa Chilton
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.