HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY PRACTICUM A

HBS2PPA

2017

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

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HBHS, HZHSID, HZHSB, AZAHS or HBHN and must have passed: [HBS1HBA or HBS101] and [HBS1HBB or HBS102] OR Students must be enrolled in the following course code: SBMS and must have passed one of the following subjects BIO1OF (pre 2015) or BIO1MGC OR Students enrolled in any other degree must have passed one of: BIO1CO or BIO1OOS or equivalent.

Co-requisites HBS2PTA

Incompatible subjects HBS2HPA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Priority enrolment is given to students taking the subject as a core requirement. Merit based quota on WAM of HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB for B Health Sciences (HBHS) students. Enrolment is provisional until the quota is managed. Enrolments will not be accepted after 31 January.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHuman Physiology: An Integrated ApproachRecommendedSilverthorn, D.U. 2016PEARSON, 7 edition

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Employ 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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
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:
Weekly team submissions, Oral presentation and Major report
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 (Study and Learning Skills)

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 (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Analyse experimental data in order to draw logical and well supprted conclusions about physiological processes

Activities:
Weekly team submissions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Summarise experimental findings in a discipline-specific format and present them to your peers as an oral presentatoin

Activities:
oral presentation
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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size210

Enrolment information Quota due to limited lab space. Priority enrolment is given to students taking the subject as a core requirement. Merit based quota on WAM of HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB for B Health Sciences (HBHS) students. Enrolment is provisional until the quota is managed. Enrolments will not be accepted after 31 January.

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
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one team oral poster presentation (500-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 05
one major research report (2000 word)35 02, 03
7 x 100 word assessments (3% each) and 4 x 300 word writing tasks (6% each)45 01, 02, 03, 04