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PHSI3888: Physiology Interdisciplinary Project

2024 unit information

Our ever-changing world requires knowledge that extends across multiple disciplines. The ability to identify and explore interdisciplinary links is a crucial skill for emerging professionals and researchers alike. This unit presents the opportunity to bring together the concepts and skills you have learnt in Physiology and apply them to a real-world problem. You will specifically work collaboratively with students from chemistry (CHEM3888) to identify novel targets for drug development to treat diseases such as cancer, metabolic, allergic and autoimmune diseases. In this unit, you will continue to understand and explore disciplinary knowledge, while also meeting and collaborating with chemistry students through project-based learning; identifying and solving problems, collecting and analyzing data and communicating your findings to a diverse audience. All of these skills are highly valued by employers. This unit will foster the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and this is essential for both professional and research pathways in the future.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Department of Medical Sciences

Code PHSI3888
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 cp from (PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X06 or PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X08 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2406)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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PHSI3007 or PHSI3008 or PHSI3907 or PHSI3908
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. Apply disciplinary knowledge to solve problems in an interdisciplinary context.
  • LO2. Create an investigation strategy, explore solutions, discuss approaches and predict outcomes.
  • LO3. Find, define and delimit authentic problems in order to address them.
  • LO4. Analyse data using modern information technology and digital skills.
  • LO5. Demonstrate integrity, confidence, personal resilience and the capacity to manage challenges, both individually and in teams.
  • LO6. Collaborate with diverse groups and across cultural and disciplinary boundaries to develop solution(s) to the project problems.
  • LO7. Communicate project outcomes effectively to a broad audience.
  • LO8. Accept, act on and deliver constructive criticism.
  • LO9. Collaboratively develop and adhere to appropriate rules for group conduct of collaborations and assignments.
  • LO10. Demonstrate an understanding of the limitations of experimental measurements.
  • LO11. Demonstrate effective time management to achieve learning outcomes.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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