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BMA1902

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

The major themes of study are nervous and endocrine control and regulation of body functions, maintenance systems of the body, and reproduction and early development. The unit develops further the critical evaluation of evidence and an awareness of the changing nature of knowledge in the health sciences. Topics include the structure and functions of the nervous system; the integrative functions of the nervous system and the endocrine system; the structure and function of the urinary system; the structure and function of the digestive system; the structure and function of the reproductive system; and the major changes in embryonic development in early pregnancy

Objectives

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. relate the structure of the major anatomical divisions of the nervous system to the sensory, integrative, and responsive functions of nervous tissues;
  2. compare the functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system
  3. relate the structure of the endocrine system to the integration of body functions;
  4. relate the structure of the urinary system to excretory functions and fluid balance;
  5. relate the structure of the digestive system to digestive, absorptive, and metabolic functions;
  6. relate the structure of the reproductive system to the function of gametogenesis and fertilisation;
  7. describe the major changes in embryonic development in early pregnancy;
  8. observe, measure and present clinical data and discuss the validity of the data; and
  9. apply theoretical concepts to simulated clinical scenarios to develop a framework for the scientific understanding of clinical practice.

Assessment

On-line test: 20%
Laboratory work : 30%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Wayne Sturrock

Contact hours

3 hours of lectures, 1 hour of tutorial and 2 hours practical or online work per week. An additional 6 hours per week of private study is recommended.

Prerequisites

BMA1901

Prohibitions

HSC1101, BMS2031 and BMS2011 and PHY2021, PHY2032