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Physiology of Disease - PHSI3012

Year - 2020

The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of whole body physiology. Lectures will provide insight into the mechanisms that regulate normal homeostasis throughout the whole body and how defects in these processes can lead to significant human disease. The emphasis in this unit is on recent advances at the frontiers of human physiology. The processes leading to cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic disease will be explored at the molecular, cellular and whole body level. Problem-based learning will focus on cancer and cardiovascular disease and practical classes will utilise both wet lab and online resources to dissect the processes by which normal physiological processes become aberrant leading to human disease.

2 x 1 hr lectures per week, 12 x 1 hr tutorials, 1 x 6 hr practical

one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, two problem-solving learning tutorials, 2 practical class reports

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


(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)


PHSI3007 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3908 or PHSI3912


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: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Matthew Naylor
HECS Band: 2
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