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BMS2031

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Biomedical Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Julia Choate

Synopsis

How the body maintains a constant environment for its cells and tissues through the integrated functions of the cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal and neuroendocrine systems. Adaptation to changes in the external environment and to disease states will be addressed. The unit will be presented through involvement of students in lectures, practical classes, and assignments.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. To achieve an understanding of the functions and internal controls of the major body systems.
  2. To integrate the specific knowledge and insights gained in the pursuit of the first objective into a logical appreciation of whole body physiology and the maintenance of homeostasis, through consideration of central and peripheral control systems linking the functions of the individual body systems.
  3. As specific knowledge is acquired, to relate it to the content of the first year prerequisite units and the contemporaneous core units BMS2011 and BMS2021.
  4. To develop an appreciation of the variability inherent in biological systems through laboratory exercises.
  5. To develop skills in locating appropriate resource materials using contemporary technologies, critical appraisal of those materials and application of the knowledge gained to problem solving situations.
  6. To promote the abilities of students to organise and work in groups towards a common goal, through appropriate laboratory tasks and assignments.
  7. To develop skills in written and oral communication through written reports and oral presentations of research findings by small groups.

Assessment

Examination (50%)
Assignment (20%)
Reports and tests (30%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 lectures per week and 3 hours practical or equivalent.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in one of the following:
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degree programs)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Scholar Program)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced with Honours

Prohibitions

BND2011, PHY2011, PHY2021 and PHY2032