PHY2032 - Physiology of human health
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Science
Leader(s): Dr Julia Choate (Clayton); Dr Olivia Tee Hui Yew (Sunway)
The overall theme is how human body systems act together (integratively) in complex body functions. Study is of four major functions: Endocrine control, Reproduction, Exercise, and Digestion and Nutrition. The first study area is the physiology of hormones and how they co-ordinate and integrate the body in health and disease. The second area is the physiology of reproduction in males and females. The third area details how many body systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, muscular, nervous) function together for performance during exercise. The final study area is the physiology of digestion, extending on to nutrition and human health.
On completion of this unit, students will have achieved a basic knowledge and understanding, appropriate to a Level 2, 2nd semester unit, of the digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems of the body; achieved an understanding and an appreciation of the integrated function in concert of many body systems in the tasks of exercise, nutrition, and growth and development; developed an appreciation of the basis and manifestations of adaptations or dysfunction of the digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems of the body; developed an appreciation of the basis and manifestations of adaptations or dysfunction of the human body during growth and development; achieved an understanding and an appreciation of the need to consider the physiology of the whole body in gaining an understanding of human health and disease; developed an appreciation of the variability inherent in biological systems through laboratory exercises; promoted their abilities to organize and work in groups towards a common goal, through appropriate laboratory tasks and structured self-learning exercises; developed skills in laboratory techniques that are integral to the study of physiology; and developed skills in written communication through written reports on practicals and examination essays.
In semester multiple-choice tests: 30%
Practical reports and worksheets assessment: 20% (incl 5% peer assessment)
Oral project report: 10% (5% peer assessment)
End semester multiple-choice test: 10%
Theory written examination (3 hours): 30%
Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour hour practical class or progress review period per week