HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY PRACTICUM B

HBS2PPB

2019

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-ordinatorTom Samiric

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 or LZCHS or 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; SBMD 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 Unsuccessful students will be withdrawn from the subject and notified via e-mail by the end of the year.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 (Writing,Speaking,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 (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,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 (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,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 (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTom Samiric

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 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 any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual oral presentation (500-words equivalent)10 01, 02, 05
Two individual writing (Total 800-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 05
One team written research report (Total 1,000-words equivalent)30 04, 05
Two individual MCQ practical tests (Total 1,500-words equivalent)40 03, 05