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Frontiers in Whole Body Physiology (Adv) - PHSI3911

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 homeostasis throughout the whole body with a particular focus not only on the interplay between major organ systems, but also variability amongst individuals. The emphasis in this unit is on recent advances at the frontiers of human physiology. Our current understandings of how we function will be explored at the molecular, cellular and whole body levels. This is detailed knowledge that is key to understanding the transitions that occur from health to disease. Hands on practical classes will explore the physiology presented in the lectures and tutorial sessions will investigate what "normal" is in terms of whole body physiology.

2 x 1 hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1 hr masterclass lecture, 5 x 2 hr class tutorials per semester (Weeks 2, 3 and 12)

one mid-semester exam, one 2hr final exam, two tutorial reports, 3 practical class reports

Alberts, B. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science; Siverthorn D, Human Physiology: an integrated approach. 7th Edition Pearson.

Additional information
BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.


A mark of 70 or above in {(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or [(PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) and PHSI2X08] or12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)}


PHSI3011 or PHSI3007 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3908


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 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 Philip Poronnik
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