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Frontiers in Cellular Physiology - PHSI3009

Year - 2020

Everything that happens in our bodies is the result of the actions of cells. In this Unit of Study, you will have the opportunity to: Build on your existing understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of how our bodies work, explore what goes wrong if key cell types do not work as expected and learn about the exciting new techniques and paradigms that allow us to link events at the level of the body to the activity of single cells. This unit will help you develop a strong framework for future study and employment in medicine and health.

2 x 1 hr/week lectures, 3 x 3 hr practical class sessions per semester, 4 x 2 hr Challenge Based Learning (CBL) tutorials per semester, 2 x 1 hr literature-based research project tutorials per semester

mid-semester exam (MCQ) (15%), 2hr final exam (MCQ) (40%), presentation for challenge-based learning (15%), practical class report (15%), report on a literature based project (15%)

Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science

Additional information
We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently


(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or [(PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or [BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406)]




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof David Cook
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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