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PHSI2005 - Integrated Physiology A
Faculty of Medicine (Sydney Medical School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band six
Domestic Fee: $3,930
International Fee: $4,410
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Physiology
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology units of study
Prohibitions: PHSI2905, PHSI2001, PHSI2101, PHSI2901
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Meloni Muir

Classes: Five 1 hour lectures, one 3 hour practical and one 3 hour tutorial per fortnight.

Assessment: Two written exams; group and individual written and oral presentations (100%)

Textbooks: Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 5th edition by Dee Silverthorn.
This unit of study offers a basic introduction to the functions of the nervous system, including excitable cell (nerve and muscle) physiology, sensory and motor systems and central processing. It also incorporates haematology and cardiovascular physiology. The practical component involves experiments on humans and isolated tissues, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Inquiry-based learning tutorial sessions develop critical thinking and generic skills while demonstrating the integrative nature of physiology. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized, as well as group learning and team work.The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. Students taking combined degrees or with passes in units not listed should consult a coordinator if they do not meet the prerequisites.
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