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BMA1902

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Biomedical Sciences
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Elise Randell-Barrett (Peninsula)

Synopsis

The major themes of study are nervous control and regulation of body functions, maintenance systems of the body, and reproduction and early development. The unit develops further the critical evaluation of evidence and an awareness of the changing nature of knowledge in the health sciences. Topics include the structure and functions of the nervous system; the autonomic functions of the nervous system; the structure and function of the respiratory system the structure and function of the urinary system; the structure and function of the digestive system; the structure and function of the reproductive system; and the major changes in embryonic development in early pregnancy.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. relate the structure of the major anatomical divisions of the nervous system to the sensory, integrative, and responsive functions of nervous tissues;
  2. compare the functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system;
  3. relate the structure of the respiratory system to the mechanics of ventilation and the processes of gas exchange and transport,
  4. relate the structure of the urinary system to excretory functions and fluid balance;
  5. relate the structure of the digestive system to digestive, absorptive, and metabolic functions;
  6. relate the structure of the reproductive system to the function of gametogenesis and fertilisation;
  7. describe the major changes in embryonic development in early pregnancy;
  8. demonstrate an understanding of the basic principals of pharmacology;
  9. observe, measure and present clinical data and discuss the validity of the data; and
  10. apply theoretical concepts to simulated clinical scenarios to develop a framework for the scientific understanding of clinical practice.

Assessment

Online test 20% (10 x weekly test), Written assignment 10% (1000 words), Laboratory test 20% (1 hour duration), Examination 50% (2 hours duration)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours of lectures, 1 hour of tutorial and 2 hours practical or online work per week. An additional 6 hours per week of private study is recommended.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course code 3445, 3869

Prohibitions