Faculty of Science
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|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)|
|Coordinator(s)||Associate Professor Ramesh Rajan|
This unit studies the sensory systems and the response systems of the body, and the neural pathways they use, in four areas: the nervous, sensory, muscle and endocrine systems, which act as the body's detection, communication, and response systems. Themes 1, 2 and 3 (The world within) explain nerves and inter-cell communication. Theme 3 (Registering the world) shows how the systems of touch, pain, hearing, vision, taste and smell detect the world and shows how the brain analyses that information. Theme 4 (Responding to the world) details how the body responds through movement of limbs and the action of internal organs, and hormone systems. Normal physiology and common dysfunctions of the systems are studied, to allow for a greater understanding of the normal physiology, and an appreciation of dysfunctions.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
In semester MCQ tests: 32%
In semester practical class tests: 25%
In semester web problem class: 5%
In semester poster: 13%
End of semester theory written examination (2 hours): 25%
Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical class or progress review period per week
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12 points from level one Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics units