SLE211 - Principles of Physiology
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Previously coded as:|
One of SLE111, HBS109 or SLE132
3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.
This unit introduces students to the basic language and concepts of physiology in relation to the function of humans. The unifying theme throughout this unit is homeostasis. Physiology is investigated as a group of interacting systems, each of which itself has a number of structural and functional levels of organisation. Topics include homeostasis and the internal environment, the nervous system, skeletal and smooth muscle physiology; and gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive physiology.
1 x class test 25%, practical work (1 x group assignment 20%, 1 x individual practical assignment 15%; practical tests 5%) 40%, examination 35%