Physiology 1A - PHSL2101

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Medical Sciences

Course Outline: PHSL2101 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 6 UOC from level 1 Biology (BABS1201 pref); and 6 UOC of Level 1 CHEM; and 6 UOC Level 1 MATH; Recommended : BIOC2101 or BIOC2181.

Equivalent: PHSL2121, PHSL2501

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course introduces fundamental physiological principles, from basic cellular function in terms of chemical and physical principles to the operation and interaction of body systems. The ares of physiology covered in this unit are excitable tissues, the cardiovascular system, blood and neuroscience. The unit includes a substantial series of practical class experiments on these different areas of physiology. This subject is taken by students enrolled in any of the Physiology programs.

Note: Students intending to major in Physiology or Pharmacology should note that prerequisites can only be waived at the discretion of the Head of Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. Biochemistry is highly recommended for a major in Physiology and essential for a major in Pharmacology.

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