Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures, practicals, computer-aided learning workshop
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: six x 1 hour lecures, one x 2 hour Computer-aided learning workshop (for 12 weeks) + 3 additional 2 hour sessions and one x 3 hour practical (for 7 weeks) per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:|| Prerequisites: |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| Non allowed subjects: |
|Core Participation Requirements:||
This subject requires active participation in laboratory research. Students who feel that their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in the subject are encouraged to discuss this with the unit coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit:
CoordinatorProf Mark Hargreaves
Ms Lesley Robinson
|Subject Overview:||The subject introduces students to the organisation and function of the human body. General principles of anatomy, basic embryology and the characteristics of the major tissues and organs are covered. The concept of homeostasis, neural and humoral control systems and aspects of oxygen transport, digestion and metabolism, acid-base and fluid balance and temperature regulation are studied. Foundations of pharmacology, receptor-ligand interactions and principles of drug action are covered.|
|Objectives:||Upon completion of this subject, students should have an understanding of normal structure and function of the human body, the general principles of anatomy, the concept of homeostasis and the operation of the key organ systems that maintain it, and basic principles of pharmacology and drug action.|
Elizenberg, N., C. Briggs, C. Adams & G. Ahern. General Anatomy: Principles and Applications.
Sydney: McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Silverthorn, D.U. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach. San Francisco: Pearson, 2007.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Upon completion of this unit, students should have developed:
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
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