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PHSI3009: Frontiers in Cellular Physiology

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.

Code PHSI3009
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
(PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or (PHSI2X05 and PHSI2X06) or 12cp from (BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Develop a deep and integrated knowledge of physiological principles and concepts and their role in the workings of the major systems of the human body
  • LO2. Develop a broad and coherent body of knowledge of the methods used in the physiological sciences and explain why current disciplinary knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry
  • LO3. Select and apply practical and theoretical techniques and tools to conduct physiological investigations
  • LO4. Source, collate, synthesise and critically evaluate information in physiology from a range of relevant sources
  • LO5. Integrate understanding from other disciplines including physics, chemistry, mathematics and other biomedical sciences into a coherent body of physiological knowledge
  • LO6. Communicate concepts and findings in physiology and their implications through a range of modes for a variety of purposes, using evidence-based arguments that are robust to critique
  • LO7. Evaluate the role and relevance of physiology research findings to society, including the translation to health outcomes across a range of social and cultural contexts
  • LO8. Define a problem, formulate a hypothesis and plan an investigation in physiology
  • LO9. Develop creative and innovative approaches to problem-solving in the field of physiological research and work effectively, responsibly and safely in individual and collaborative contexts
  • LO10. Address authentic problems in physiology, working professionally, responsibly and ethically within collaborative, interdisciplinary teams

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.