Medical Physiology 2
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science, Physiology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSynopsis:An appreciation of how the human body works is an essential prerequisite to understanding the basis of health, disease, diagnostic technologies and treatment strategies. This unit deals specifically with the physiological systems that are responsible for the maintenance of health in humans. It therefore provides a useful frame of reference for students enrolled in biomedical science, pharmacy, human movement studies, nutrition and dietetics or any of the life science majors. The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the normal physiology of the human body in order to facilitate an understanding of how injury or disease affect health as well as the mechanism of action of drugs and other therapeutic interventions.Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit, you will be able to:
AssessmentAssessment name: Examination (Theory)Description: Mid semester examination consisting of multiple-choice and short-answer questions designed to provide you with feedback on your learning in the first part of the semester.Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3 and 4.Weight: 20Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Mid SemesterAssessment name: Examination (Theory)Description: Final examination consisting of multiple-choice and short-answer questions on material covered in the whole semester.Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3 and 4.Weight: 40Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: End SemesterAssessment name: Laboratory/PracticalDescription: Regular skills tests on the practical activities performed in the previous laboratory class. Feedback on tests will be provided to enable you to evaluate whether learning outcomes of practicals have been achieved.Relates to objectives: 3 and 4.Weight: 40Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Progressive
- Understand the functional organisation and integration of some of the major organ systems of the human body.
- Understand the mechanisms responsible for the maintenance of health, the physiological basis of some diseases and of some therapeutic strategies.
- Be familiar with the experimental approaches employed in physiological investigations.
- Be able to demonstrate the methods of scientific inquiry including the importance of observation, data recording, data analysis and critical thinking.
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