|Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Morris|
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: Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 5th edition. 2010. ISBN 10:0-321-60061-4; ISBN 13:978-0-321-60061-5 (International Edition).
|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.Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study and 3 credit points of Statistics 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.|