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Body systems physiology (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Igor Wendt

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The overall theme of this unit is how the body maintains a normal internal environment ('homeostasis') for optimal body function. It examines the roles of three major body systems that are vital for homeostasis: the respiratory system and gas exchange, the cardiovascular system and delivery of blood and nutrients, the kidneys and maintaining body fluid composition. Attention is focused on each system at rest and in a variety of active states, and on control mechanisms in each system. In addition to the core physiology, common dysfunctions of these systems are also studied, to allow for a greater understanding and appreciation of both the normal physiology and dysfunction of these systems.

Assessment: Three multiple-choice tests (45 mins each): 25% + Fortnightly practical report assessment: 20% + Practical written examination (2 hours): 25% + Theory written examination (3 hours): 30%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour hour practical class or progress review period per week

Prohibitions: PHY2062, PHY2022, BMS2031, BND2011, BIO2717

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