Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: three x 1 hour lectures and 2 hours independent computer aided learning task per week |
Total Time Commitment:
36 contact hours with an estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
Study Period Commencement:
Plus 1 semester of any 1st year quantitative science subject, eg Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology, Statistics.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
Exemption to enrol may be granted to Biomedicine students seeking to undertake exchange programs in semester 2 of the second year of their program.
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CoordinatorDr Charles Sevigny
Dr Charles Sevigny
Ms Lesley Robinson
Physiology is an integrative study of the control of normal body function. The specialised organ systems to be studied include the nervous, cardiovascular, muscular, respiratory, kidney and digestive systems. During this subject students will learn that physiology is an experimental science with many key concepts arising from qualitative and quantitative observation and analysis of living organisms. The lectures will incorporate active interaction between students and lecturers using personal response system (PRS) clickers to answer questions during lectures.
Following completion of this subject, students should understand how hormonal, neural and organ systems subserve specialised body functions. Students should comprehend how the body systems act and interact to maintain a constant internal environment (homeostasis).
Effective personal response system (PRS) participation and contributions (5%); Tasks related to computer-aided learning activities during semester (15%); two 45-minute written examinations held during semester (30%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (50%).
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Silverthorn, D.U., Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach 6th Ed., 2013 - Pearson
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Students should develop and enhance skills related to problem solving, integration, and application of complex topics and processes.
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
This subject is not available to Bachelor of Biomedicine students.
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer.
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