HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY PRACTICUM B

HBS2PPB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will undertake a series of interactive, application focused practical exercises in human physiology. This subject is designed to provide students with a 'hands-on' approach to learning human physiology within a laboratory environment. Topics covered include the respiratory system, gastrointestinal system and metabolism, the renal system and principles of endocrinology.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJarrod Church

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HBHS, LZCHS, AZAHS or HBHN and must have passed the following subjects: [HBS1HBA or HBS101] and [HBS1HBB or HBS102] OR Students must be admitted in the following course code: SBMS or SZSS and must have passed one of the following subject: BIO1MGC OR Students admitted in any other course must have passed: BIO1CO or BIO1OOS or equivalent.

Co-requisites Must be enrolled in or have successfully completed HBS2PTB.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students provisionally enrol via student online by 30th November. Student online will be closed for selection following this date. Late enrolment may be considered. Priority enrolment is given to students taking the subject as a core requirement. Selection based on first year WAM and subject quota for all other students. Unsuccessful students will be withdrawn from the subject and notified via e-mail by the end of the year. Students should check their enrolment status online. Students admitted into the Science Double Degree (SZSS) must be undertaking a Bachelor of Biomedical Science to undertake this subject unless Coordinator approval is received.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHuman Physiology: An integrated approachRecommendedSilverthorn, D.U. (2016)7TH EDN, Pearson Education Ltd

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Employ discipline-appropriate instrumentation to competently measure and record physiological data in an experimental setting.

Activities:
Weekly practical sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Analyse experimental data in order to draw logical and well-supported conclusions about physiological processes.

Activities:
Weekly practical sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Summarise experimental findings in a discipline-relevant format and present them to your peers as an oral communication.

Activities:
Research presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Prepare a scientific report which presents experimental methods, results and conclusions in a format consistent with standard physiology publications.

Activities:
Major report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Work collaboratively and productively in a team environment.

Activities:
Weekly practical sessions, research presentation, major report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size300

Enrolment information Quota due to limited Laboratory Space. Merit based quota. Students enrolled in SBMS, HBHN, HZHSDP and HZNDP are not subject to quota. All other students will be ranked based on marks achieved in either HBS1HBA or BIO1MGC/BIO1OF until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJarrod Church

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ten 100-word post-lab submissions25 01, 02, 05
One 400-word research analysis tasks10 01, 02, 05
One 1,300-word team research report35 04, 05
One 300-word team research presentation10 03, 05
One 60 min mid-semester MCQ test (1000 word equiv.)20 01, 02, 03, 04