HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY PRACTICUM A

HBS2PPA

2015

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. Research skills development, including critical thinking and scientific writing, is incorporated in this subject. Topics covered include molecular mechanisms of action potentials in nerve and cells, mechanisms of muscle contraction, and cardiovascular physiology.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChris Van Der Poel

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites HBS2PTA

Incompatible subjects HBS2HPA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVander's human physiology: the mechanisms of body functionRecommendedWidmaier, E, Raff, H and Strang, K 201413TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use discipline-appropriate instrumentation to competently measure and record physiological data and apply these to the integrated understanding of basic physiological principles

Activities:
Weekly Lab Submissions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Work independently and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team to achieve well integrated, cohesive outcomes in physiology practical tasks

Activities:
Team Writing Tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

03. Write a physiologically well reasoned evidence based scientific report on the outcomes of experimental data within a collaborative environment

Activities:
Poster Presentation; Major Research Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size150

Enrolment information limited laboratory space Preference to BHSc students undertaking Physiology stream. Must also be enrolled in HBS2PTA.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChris Van Der Poel

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Nine 100-word post-lab submissions.10 01
One 2,000-word team research report40 01, 02, 03
Three 300-word writing analysis task30 02, 03
one team oral poster presentation (1000-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03