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Frontiers in Physiology (PHYS30008)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codePHYS30008
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
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The subject will provide a detailed understanding of some of the most recent advances in select areas of physiology presented as key note lectures attended by all students in this subject.

Students then engage with a number of areas of study that reflect the dynamic nature of physiology and research focuses of the department. These currently encompass i) Cardiovascular Health, ii) Muscle and Exercise Physiology and iii) Neurophysiology.

Students develop theoretical background in part using graduate skills in planning, qualitative and quantitative critical analysis, and communication of molecular, biological, biochemical and physiological approaches to investigate physiological processes.

Students will be introduced to new technologies that enable the understanding of selected areas of study. A research-focused assignment will bring together elements of both theoretical and practical Physiology and is designed to extend teamwork experiences, the ability to read critically, and to evaluate and communicate physiological information.

Learning outcomes

L01: To develop knowledge of Physiology as a research-intensive multidisciplinary science.

L02: To develop and apply skills of critical evaluation of scientific literature, physiological data and experimental design.

L03: To develop the capacity to understand practical skills and technologies in the solution of scientific problems.

L04: To develop the skills to communicate the results of Physiological study in both written and oral form.

L05: To have an appreciation of the historical background and evolution of scientific concepts.

L06: To foster a sense of intellectual curiosity and a desire for lifelong learning, and a capacity to be creative and innovative.

Generic skills

  • To develop knowledge of Physiology as a research-intensive multidisciplinary science.
  • To develop and apply skills of critical evaluation of scientific literature, physiological data and experimental design.
  • To develop the capacity to understand practical skills and technologies in the solution of scientific problems.
  • To develop the skills to communicate the results of Physiological study in both written and oral form.
  • To have an appreciation of the historical background and evolution of scientific concepts.
  • To foster a sense of intellectual curiosity and a desire for lifelong learning, and a capacity to be creative and innovative.

Last updated: 27 April 2017