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Physiology

Unit of study table (Table A)

Physiology major

A major in Physiology requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level PHSI coded core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) 6 credit points of 2000-level PHSI coded units; or
(b) 6 credit points of MEDS coded physiology units for students in the Medical Science stream
(v) 18 credit points of 3000 level core units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units

Physiology minor

A minor in Physiology requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level PHSI coded core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) 6 credit points of 2000-level PHSI coded units; or
(b) 6 credit points of MEDS coded physiology units for students in the Medical Science stream
(v) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

1000-level units of study

Core
CHEM1011
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6 A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study but students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991
Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6 A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991
Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6 A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6 A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911
Selective
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6 A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February)
N BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6 A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6 A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907
BIOL1008
Human Biology
6 A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February)
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998
BIOL1908
Human Biology (Advanced)
6 A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1998
BIOL1998
Human Biology (Special Studies Program)
6 A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1996 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1908
MEDS1001
Human Biology
6 N BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1008 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998 or MEDS1901
MEDS coded units of study are only available to students in the Medical Science stream.

2000-level units of study

PHSI coded core
PHSI2008
Applied Physiology
6 A Human biology; (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001)]
P PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X05
N PHSI2908
PHSI2908
Applied Physiology (Advanced)
6 A Human biology; (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001)]
P A mark of 70 or above in PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X05
N PHSI2008
PHSI coded
PHSI2007
Key Concepts in Physiology
6 A Human biology (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01)
P 6cp from [(MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]
N PHSI2907 or MEDS2001
PHSI2907
Key Concepts in Physiology (Advanced)
6 A Human biology (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01)
P A mark of 70 or above in {6cp from [(MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]}
N PHSI2007 or MEDS2001
MEDS coded physiology
MEDS2001
Key Concepts in Physiology
6 A Human biology (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 or MEDS1X01)
P 6cp from [(BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or (MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903]
N PHSI2907 or PHSI2007
(MEDS coded units of study are only available to students in the Medical Science stream).

3000-level units of study

Core units
PHSI3009
Cellular Physiology
6 P (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or (PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406)
N PHSI3909
We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or PHSI3910) units of study concurrently
PHSI3909
Cellular Physiology (Advanced)
6 P A mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X06 or PHSI2X07)
N PHSI3009
We strongly recommend that students take both (PHSI3009 or PHSI3909) and (PHSI3010 or 3910) units of study concurrently.
PHSI3010
Systems Physiology
6 P (PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or [BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406)] or [12cp from (BCMB2X02 or BIOL2X29 or GEGE2X01)]
N PHSI3910
PHSI3910
Systems Physiology (Advanced)
6 P A mark of 70 or above in {6cp from (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or 12cp from [(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (BCMB2X02 or BIOL2X29 or GEGE2X01) or (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2406)]}
N PHSI3010
PHSI3012
Frontiers in Physiology
6 P (PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)
N PHSI3007 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3908 or PHSI3912
PHSI3912
Frontiers in Physiology (Advanced)
6 P A mark of 70 or above in [(PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or (PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or 12 cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)]
N PHSI3012 or PHSI3007 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3908
Interdisciplinary Projects
PHSI3888
Physiology Interdisciplinary Project
6 P 12 cp from (PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X06 or PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X08 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)
N PHSI3007 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3908
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6 P 96 credit points