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PHSI2006 - Integrated Physiology B
Faculty of Medicine (Sydney Medical School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band six
Domestic Fee: $4,140
International Fee: $4,530
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Physiology
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: Except for BLAS students: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Science units of study. For BLAS students: 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus ATHK1001 and 18 credit points from any Junior Sciences.
Prohibitions: PHSI2906, PHSI2002, PHSI2102, PHSI2902
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Meloni Muir

Classes: Five one-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 remaining body systems: gastrointestinal, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive and renal. The practical component involves experiments on humans and computer simulations, 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 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.
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