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Integrated Physiology - PHSI2008

Year - 2020

The study of physiology is in essence the understanding of the integration of function and homeostasis. In this unit you will extend your learning in MEDS2001/PHSI2X07, applying your understanding of basic physiology to systems-based scenarios in three modules: sensory, metabolism and integrated physiology. This will consolidate your conceptual understanding of physiology and the homeostatic mechanisms that can change in disease. To support your learning you will undertake laboratory activities that involve experiments on humans as well isolated tissues, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. These sessions will consolidate your conceptual understanding with practical application of core physiological principles in an experimental context. Additional workshops and tutorials will develop critical thinking, your understanding of the integrative nature of physiology, and generic skills in scientific writing and presentation. The practicals and tutorials also emphasise group learning and team work. Completion of this unit will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complex systems that regulate the human body and provide the platform for undertaking a major in Physiology in third year.

3 x 1 hour lectures/week, 1 x 3 hours practical or tutorial/week

exam (40%), integrated task (10%), practical report and abstract (20%), individual report (10%), mid-semester exam (20%)

Silverthorn D.U, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 7th Ed (Pearson, 2016)

Assumed knowledge
Human biology; (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001)]


[(MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]}




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Bronwyn McAllan
HECS Band: 2
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