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Physiological Communication (6 points)


Leader: Dr Phillip Brook-Carter

Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: BIO2711, Physiological communication relies on foundation studies in BIO1711, which provided an overview of the nornmal physiology of some of the systems of the body. BIO2711 will emphasise the mechanisms fo communication between body systems and the importance of these mechanisms in maintaining homeostasis and correct functioning of other body systems. The two major communciation systems of the body, the nervous and endocrine systems, will be considered in detail. The effect of these communication systems at various levels of organisation, (including tissue, organ, system and whole organism) is considered in detailed studies of the digestive system and the urinary system.

Assessment: Practical report (1000 words) and 3 assignments (2 x 1000 words and 1 x 2000 words): 30% Final examination: (3 hours): 70%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures plus an average of two hours of practical work per week.

Prerequisites: BIO1711

Prohibitions: PHY2032

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