Integrative Physiology for Biomedical Science

Course code HUBS2507Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course builds upon the basic human physiological concepts introduced in HUBS1403 and HUBS1404 by presenting in more depth the physiology of the major body systems and with greater emphasis on the regulatory roles of the neural and endocrine systems. Practical sessions will demonstrate and reinforce physiological concepts and extend the student's knowledge base on scientific measurement and analysis introduced in HUBS1405 providing students with the capacity to use research skills to address biomedical science questions of importance to world health. Areas emphasised are those that prepare students for a career in research that focuses on physiological mechanisms and also for careers in any health science discipline.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesAt the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Describe the physiological function and control of the major organ systems
2. Describe how these systems are integrated in the human body to maintain homeostasis
3. Use physiological measurement and analysis to demonstrate the variability in response by the human body to stimuli that disturb the homeostatic balance
4. Describe the application of animal models of physiology and their relationship to the understanding of human disease
5. Use written and/or oral skills to report on the variance in body systems
ContentThis course will cover the following topics:
1. Neurophysiology
2. Endocrine physiology
3. Cardiovascular physiology
4. Respiratory physiology
5. Metabolic and exercise physiology
6. Gastrointestinal physiology
7. Renal physiology
8. Environmental physiology
9. Physiological measurement
Replacing Course(s)Replacing HUBS2503 Clinical Exercise Physiology (10 units) or HUBS2505 Human Pathophysiology (10 units), which will both now be offered as directed electives
TransitionHUBS2503 Clinical Exercise Physiology and HUBS2505 Human Pathophysiology will still be offered to students in other Health professional programs so repeating students will have the opportunity to repeat this course in 2011 in semester 1.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1109 Anatomy for Biomedical Science, HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1, HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 and HUBS1405 Introduction to Professional Skills in Biomedical Science or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalStudents must satisfactorily pass the final examination in order to be able to pass the course overall.
Course Learning Objectives 1,2,3,4,5
Laboratory ExercisesAttendance: This course has objectives and assessment that relate to laboratory skills, so it is a requirement that you achieve a satisfactory level of attendance at laboratory sessions.
Students who miss a laboratory session, and have grounds for special circumstances, will be provided alternative arrangements to meet these objectives & complete the assessment.
Course Learning Objectives 1,2,3,4,5
Quiz - On-lineCourse Learning Objectives 3
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HUBS2507